The new record would be a mix of rock, pop and urban, all with Lachi’s powerful, energetic voice at the fore. Lachi’s music is all about positivity, and the new material will move even further in that direction. “The goal is to make music, not merely about ex-boyfriends, unrequited love or partying at a club, but about inner-growth, realness, acceptance of one's insecurities,”
Lachi has been tearing up the New York City club scene with her stirring blend of pop, rock and soul since she hit the stage in 2006. The multi-talented singer/songwriter and performer takes her music to the next level with “Bug Out,” the first single from her forthcoming album. The anthemic track is an affirmative celebration of life, driven by a soaring, instantly catchy chorus that exhorts listeners to “Bug out, have fun, live life, have love, bug out.” The eclectic track delivers a bright pop melody, driven by phat rock guitar, touches of funk and electro, and a hint of ska to showcase Lachi’s powerful vocals.
“I’d describe my music as a combination of rock and pop with a hint of soul and a bit of jazzy scatting. What’s most important is that the lyrics convey a message of truth, growth, poetry and reality. My influences are a grand ol’ mess of The Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork, Smashing Pumpkins, Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mozart."
“As a legally blind, black female that, let’s face it, acts white, is a tomboy and acts like she’s not blind, I’ve encountered an intense amount of resistance from the world around me. From racism to colorism, to you ain’t black enough, to sexism and genderism, to ‘What a bitch, can’t you see that sign, it’s right there, what are you blind or stupid?’ All things that are said to me on a weekly, and often daily basis. My songs are all about growth, struggles, life-lessons, empowerment, poetry and strength. I don’t think the topics will change over time, as I have always been a person of the earth. If I have an intense experience, be it love or hate, it’s met with poetry, reality and depth. That’s my inspiration – my life.”
Lachi released And This is My Life in 2006, a jazzy album of songs and piano compositions. In 2008, she got a band together and made the Ugly Beautiful EP. Her second album, Lachi, came out on a small indie label last year. ‘Bug Out’ will be released on September 17, 2011.
Praise for Lachi and Meridian Gold
"...her adorably quirky personality and distinctive vocals are enough to make her stand out from the legions of pop hopefuls with radio-ready tunes."
—MTV Iggy - Beverly Bryan
“Calls her performance 'consistently good' with 'sultry delivery.'"
—Computer Music Magazine - Jose Sae
"Lachi...seems to posses a unique ability to draw the spirit and essence of someone not of her own time...She's connected to her music. A gifted and inspiring young lady."
—Urban Mainstream Magazine
"While the Mets program helps the blind enjoy fine art, many such new yorkers are creating great works of their own. Lachi...is making a name for herself."
—90.7 WFUV NPR Radio - Fordham University
“She has a sound that will easily distinguish her from other artists. With a voice that speaks to music lovers ' heart & soul, Lachi is creating something through her music that is memorable...”
—Junior's Cave Magazine
“... it was such a breath of fresh air to hear Lachi for the first time."
"Her band creates a formula of beautiful lyrics that encourages, innovates and puts the soul at peace with a rocking edge. Her songs “We can Fly” and “Ugly Beautiful” are inspirational wonders that'll leave you feeling self-reliant and amazed.”
—Girls Rock and Girls Rule
"I have watched thousands of live performers over many years, and I am telling you right now--- with...your beautiful voice and your talented players, you were the most fabulous act I have seen in years!"
—Indiegrrl Texas Room Showcase - Glynace Eastham
"Lachi is proving to be one of New York City’s great new emerging artists."
"A million dollar talent..."
—WOR 710.AM Radio - Joey Reynolds
"...gorgeous voice and nice, catchy melodies"
—College Music Journal
"...a highly active, gifted singer-songwriter"
—Attribute Magazine - Marissa Yeamans
"Lachi plays bright, soulful, piano-driven pop and cathartically sings about perseverance...a stirring album."
—The Onion AV Club
“Songstress, Lachi, and her band...combine their skills to generate an enchanting and airy style of piano-driven rock. Lachi offers an alternative to alternative rock, and her enthusiasm for her art is made clear through her impassioned performances. ”
—The Deli - Meijin Bruttomesso
"(Lachi) Now a leading advocate for blind musicians in and around New York City..."
—CW11 Morning News - Shelley Ng
Oprah Radio Host Derrick Ashong talks with artist Lachi in his "On Deck" segment.
—Oprah Radio - Derrick Ashong
"...Can simply be described as incredible!"
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