HypeFest Diary: Meet Larry Gee

  Courtesey of Karlo X. Ramos

 Courtesey of Karlo X. Ramos

 

This year HypeFest will have many artists but there is no one like Larry Gee on the lineup. Larry Gee is are neo R&B/Pop artist who does not shy away from being unique. He will push the boundaries and challenge the norms of pop, and rhythm and blues sounds. Some of his songs have a spacey vibe to them that you can sit back and chill to while others are upbeat and get you out of your seat wanting to dance.

 

Inspiration is key in artistry and there are a lot of pioneers that paved the way for others to express themselves, and Larry was no exception. Larry was inspired by the “king of pop”, Michael Jackson. Larry says the moment when he knew he wanted to pursue a career in music is when he was, “watching Michael Jackson do the moonwalk on the Motown 25th Anniversary shown in 1983.” I hear a lot of Michael Jackson’s influence in Larry’s music. Jackson fuses Pop, R&B, and Rock, elements in his music, and Larry followed in his footsteps by mixing elements from Pop, and R&B, placing him in a genre known today as alternative R&B.

 

Larry says that “Everyone in the game” is inspiring him right now. He goes on to say that ” there is so much good music out there!” This is true! There are so many artists across the board that are killing it in the music game; but there are artist such as SZA, Daniel Cesar, DVSN, Majid Jordan, and the Weekend, that his sounds align with. Larry along with these artists are innovating R&B creating newer and fresher sounds that keep fans wanting more.

 

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Courtesey of Rico DeLeon

Larry has grown as an artist from the day he started singing his first notes to where he is today. Now with some experience under his belt he says, “ I am more aware of the music I want to create.”  

For HypeFest he says “ We should be on the lookout for fun sounds and some special guest” so come and check out Larry Gee along with special guest at the Rustic June 16th from 12pm to 2am. Be on the lookout for new music coming from him soon. To connect with Larry you can go to his Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and to listen to his music you can go to Spotify.  

 

Amber LaFrance