D’Angelo Lacy is an independent music artist based in Los Angeles, CA.
Songwriting since 2013, Lacy has collaborated and co-written on projects in genres ranging from Pop, House, Dance, Alternative, Indi-Rock, R&B and Soul music.
Lacy started his solo music project, Black Gatsby, in 2015 inspired by the infamous 1920s fictional character The Great Gatsby, creating a musical world focused on genre-blending, non-binary gender-bending, inclusive, character-driven songs inspired by classic 80s & 90s sonics and legendary R&B Pop & Soul artists, telling dynamic, modern stories in the New 20s from a black perspective.
While developing this persona, Lacy contributed featured vocals and writing on songs from a variety of artists that included Solange, Twin Shadow, Zeds Dead, Justin Tranter, Jack & White, Cages, Motez, Rush Midnight, Fabrikate & Moon Boots.
Gatsby’s single, Power with Moon Boots, was performed live at Coachella during Moon’s DJ set in 2018 as well as LA’s popular alternative radio show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Power was also selected to be the promotional song for UNICEF’s 2019 campaign against child marriage in Niger. On Moon Boots’ follow up album, Bimini Road, Gatsby cowrote and performed Whisper in the Wind, one of the lead singles from the album, that offered an EP with remixes and a music video to add. Gatsby then joined Moon Boots’ first live tour across the country, with a seven-piece band including 4 solo-vocalists, delivering 13 US shows, 2 Canadian shows (Montreal & Toronto) and a final show at the Omeara in London.
Lacy is currently working on his debut album titled HOUSE of GATSBY, an ode to R&B, Classic Soul and Hip/Hop while also being a love letter to the LGBTQAI+ community.