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Larry g(ee) recently debuted his soulful EP, entitled Weekends. Produced by Beau Patrick Bedford, Weekends is a solid collection of four songs, including the popular single, “Yo Mama”, along with “I’m You’re Fool,” “Camera Phone,” and “Game.” Backed by a stellar band with more than a dozen members, Weekends is an extraordinary first EP that showcases Larry g(ee)’s talent.
Toonari Post had the chance to catch up with the Dallas, Texas singer to talk about his signature music and where his influences come from.
TP: How would you describe your music? What kind of genre do you think it falls under?
LG: I’d have to say soul/indie pop band.
TP: How did you get started as a musician?
LG: In 2004, I started out singing in various coffee shops, clothing boutiques, and open mic nights in Dallas, during a very short singer songwriter phase.
TP: When did you know that you wanted to pursue music professionally?
LG: It was after I had been let go by a longtime employer, I worked in retail. It was one of those “you don’t have anything to lose just go for it moments”, and I haven’t looked back ever since.
TP: Where do you get your inspiration to write music?
LG: Personal experiences definitely.
TP: How long did it take to write and record Weekends?
LG: The songs were written in a span of 3 to 4 months, but the process of getting the album recorded and made, I’d say a year.
TP: You have a large band backing you up on your songs, how did you form the band? Have you known them for a long time, or is your relationship with them new?
LG: The producer of the album and good friend, Beau Bedford, works with a number of musicians in town. As soon as we laid down the scratch tracks he knew exactly who to reach out to. He’s got a great circle of musicians that he works with but it’s totally attributed to how talented Beau really is. I’m blessed to have worked with him. Some of the other artists on this album are friends who donated their free time to help out. It’s been a beautiful experience. My time spent with the band has developed into good friendship over the past year.
TP: What artists would you like to collaborate with in the future?
LG: Mostly producers, Salaam Remi, Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Mike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.
TP: Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
LG: Touring in the states and overseas.
TP: What artists are you currently listening to?
LG: The Weekend,Curtis Mayfield, Kings Go Forth, ASAP Rocky, Allen Stone, it’s kind of all over the place.
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