Steve Lacy’s Gemini Rights Is a Post-Breakup Trip: Stream the New Album

Written by on July 16, 2022


It may be Cancer season, but Steve Lacy has released his new album Gemini Rights via L-M Records/RCA Records.

The studio effort — The Internet guitarist’s sophomore solo outing — arrives a little over three years after 2019’s Apollo XXI and contains singles “Mercury,” “Bad Habit,” and the Fousheé collab “Sunshine.”

Gemini Rights is essentially me coming into myself after a breakup,” the artist said in an interview with The Recording Academy a few days before the album’s release. “It’s a story that is very fluid [and] very fun. To me, the subject matter could be sad if you look at it that way, but I feel like it is way more hopeful — and that’s the story: finding happiness. I’m finding myself after a heartbreak and I am excited for people to hear this record.”

During the chat, Lacy also revealed that he enlisted several members of his family to sing backing vocals , saying, “They sing the ‘la-la’ part on ‘Helmet.’ They do the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and the ‘ba-ba-ba-ba’ part on ‘Mercury,’ but they were a little pitchy [laughs], so I couldn’t use it. I got them on ‘Amber,’ singing on the big swell when the bass comes in. They’re all on that part. I then added them to ‘Give You The World,’ where they’re on the ‘goodbye’ part, and that was it.” Stream Lacy’s Gemini Rights and check out the album’s artwork and tracklist below.

In between his own solo work, the guitarist-producer collaborated with Thundercat and Steve Arrington on “Black Qualls” off the former’s 2020 album It Is What It Is.

Gemini Rights Artwork:

steve lacy gemini rights artwork stream

Gemini Rights Tracklist:

01. Static
02. Helmet
03. Mercury
04. Buttons
05. Bad Habit
06. 2Gether (Enterlude) (feat. Matt Martians)
07. Cody Freestyle
08. Amber
09. Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)
10. Give You the World





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