“Sunflower” singer, Steve Lacy, made a name for himself as one of the lead songwriters, and guitarist for neo-soul, Alternative RnB Group The Internet. The artist has since come a long way though, and was able to garner a solid name and following for himself as a solo artist.
Collaborating with names such as Solange Knowles (on her latest project When I Get Home), and indie group, The Vampire Weekend (as a feature on their “Sunflower” single), Lacy made a prominent statement to the world about just what kind of artist he is. His songs have a unique funk to them that will have you tapping your foot along to the melody, but that also maintain a distinct smooth sound throughout. The video for, perhaps his most notable, single “RYD/Dark Red” – featured, what has come to be known as – signature Steve Lacy vibes. Vibrant colors, intriguingly unusual styling, and a humorous backing plot make up the visuals for the song, which has gathered more almost 14 million YouTube views.
It’s no surprise that the artist has a loyal fanbase, drawn to his eccentric style and awaiting his next project. He confirmed earlier in the month that he would be releasing his debut solo project, for which he dropped his single “N Slide” from, a month ago. He took to Instagram last night to show fans his cover art for the album, also revealing the title as “Apollo XXI” and reiterating its release date on the 24th of this month.
In a recent interview, the artist went into more depth about some of the details of his awaited album, labeling it as “very fun and witty,” and revealing the narrative of Apollo XXI is his personal journey. Of his collaborative efforts, he explained that it’s always different energy and that they will never be similar to one another. “I like to be a chameleon, blend into any situation I’m given, whether it’s musically, or with life. It’s cool, I just like to read them, and their personalities before, and like present an idea,” he stated. “I’m not as limited to resources anymore. I’ve made a little money, so I have a laptop now and some instruments. I think the process is still the same, I’ve just got some better gear that’s all.”