Steve Lacy Quote

You can work on the saxophone alone, but ultimately you must perform with others.

Steve Lacy

You can work on the saxophone alone, but ultimately you must perform with others.

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About Steve Lacy

Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya (born May 23, 1998) is an American musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He gained recognition as the guitarist of the alternative R&B band the Internet, which he joined in 2015. His self-produced debut EP, Steve Lacy's Demo (2017), was met with critical praise and became a sleeper hit. Lacy then guest performed alongside Frank Ocean on Tyler, the Creator's 2017 single "911 / Mr. Lonely", which received double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). That year, he also co-wrote songs for artists including Solange Knowles, and Kendrick Lamar on his song "Pride".
His debut studio album, Apollo XXI (2019) earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. That same year, he guest featured on Vampire Weekend's single "Sunflower", as well as Calvin Harris' song "Live Without Your Love", which entered the UK Singles Chart. He signed with RCA Records to release his second studio album Gemini Rights (2022), which peaked within the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the single "Bad Habit". Also a sleeper hit, the song peaked the Billboard Hot 100 after going viral on TikTok. It earned Lacy a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance while the song received two nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Lacy also took home Best Progressive R&B Album for Gemini Rights. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2023.