Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights - 2022 R+B - Sealed LP

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.Steve Lacy  – Gemini Rights

Label:      RCA – 1-9658-73971-151
Vinyl, LP, Album
Barcode: 1-9658-73971-1 1
Country:    US
Released:   Oct 2, 2022
Genre:      Funk / Soul
Style:      Neo Soul
A1          Static      2:36
A2          Helmet      3:21
A3          Mercury     4:55
A4          Buttons     3:04
A5          Bad Habit   3:52
B1          2Gether (Enterlude)
Vocals [With] – Matt Martians
B2          Cody Freestyle    4:00
B3          Amber 2:53
B4          Sunshine
Featuring – Fousheé
B5          Give You The World      4:33
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – L-M Records (2)
Copyright © – L-M Records (2)
( NME) " It follows 2019’s ‘Apollo XXI’, the highly-anticipated solo debut from the West Coast guitarist which NME described as “retro-inspired through a modern lens”. Prior to that, Lacy’s solo career started via lo-fi demos that were recorded on his iPhone, and the modern approach taken on his 2017 breakout single ‘Dark Red’ garnered comparisons to Sly and The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Collaborations have since followed with Vampire Weekend, Kali Uchis and Kendrick Lamar – the latter saw Lacy’s signature guitar sound provide the setting for ‘PRIDE’ off the rapper’s fourth album ‘DAMN’.
‘Gemini Rights’ is a more polished and assured work than his debut. Album highlight ‘Sunshine’ is as poppy as anything Lacy’s ever done, as rising R&B star Fousheé’s vocals dance around his sprightly guitar solo, while ‘Mercury’ takes on a bossa nova flavour with shuffling beats and vibrant horns. It’s Lacy’s axe work that propels the whole record, offering up a hypnotic layer beneath his falsetto on ‘Buttons’ and adding some tightly-sprung licks on ‘Helmet’.

With such a vibrant musical palette at his disposal, it could have been easy for Lacy to phone it in lyrically and let the music do the talking. But ‘Gemini Rights’ recalibrates the story heard on ‘Apollo XXI’: on that record – particularly on ‘Like Me’"

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Condition New
Format LP
Color Black