This month, you can help bring something positive into the world. New York rock/pop outfit, Lachi and Meridian Gold (http://www.lachimusic.com/) are enlisting the help of fans, new and old alike, to pitch in to make their upcoming full-length album possible with a Kickstarter campaign.
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,” says Lachi. “The success of the campaign would allow us to bring this music to a global level as a polished, commercially viable product in order to bring back music with a message to the mainstream and infect the airwaves with something different, something heavy, something positive.” Incentives range from virtual hugs, to stress balls, to live Youtube performances of your favorite song “Lachified” to a trip to the studio where your snaps and claps will be recorded onto one of their tracks. Deadline for pledges is Friday, November 18. Support Lachi and Meridian Gold now!
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’ was released on September 17, 2011.