18-year-old guitarist and producer, Steve Lacy, is the third and youngest member of the Grammy-award nominated band, the Internet, to release a solo project this year. The literally titled Steve Lacy's Demo is short and sweet storytelling much like his sultry 2015 single, “C U Girl."
Steve Lacy’s Demo is a taste of sunny Los Angeles with a retro, lo-fi funk sensibility. Lacy recorded the majority of Demo with his iPhone in GarageBand and the EP clocks in at under 15 minutes. Despite its brevity, Demo leaves quite an impression by touching on classic romantic tropes, puppy love (as a recent high school graduate, he has those romantic feelz down to a pat) and through its modern take of the soul genre.
On “Some,” with a smokey falsetto, he promises “Girl, I can take you where you want/ If you want a ride/ We can a movie/ Hit the beach/ Or just chill and get high.” Filled with catchy, updated Motown beats, you can’t get enough of Lacy but the demo does fall a bit short and incomplete. Maybe Lacy just wants to tease the audience with a fun hook instead overstaying his welcome in the listener’s ear -the endlessly fun and sexy “Ryd” seems to be proof of that.
“Dark Red” is the most finished track and is aimed at a romantic partner’s will to move on a from an impending breakup and his one-sided scramble to hold on and “linger for far too long.” The release keeps the devoted followers of the Internet excited for more and will attract new fans to the young musician.
Recommended Tracks: Ryd, Dark Red, Some