The Internet’s Steve Lacy has gone solo with a brand new EP, simply and aptly titled Steve Lacy’s Demos. It’s a collection of six wonderfully mellow tracks, and as lead guitarist for his other project, it’s no stranger to a funky guitar melody. “Dark Red,” the obvious stunner of the pack, is half saccharine-sweet doo-wop and half soul, a stunning combination that places both Lacy’s instrumental and vocal skill on full display. It’s smooth and refined, and, due to its short duration, incredibly worthy of a second (or third) listen.
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