After taking a hiatus from music, Larry Gee is back. The soulful pop singer known from previous performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the SXSW stage has spent time refining his craft while sharing stages with the likes of Leon Bridges, Erykah Badu, One Republic and G-Eazy. Now, after returning from a season of personal hardship, Gee makes his way back front and center on radio with new single, “Sleeping In My Car” — the first single on Gee’s forthcoming EP.
“Listen to this song and you’ll be reassured that everything is going to be just fine,” Gee says about the song that helped him find his way back.
For Gee, the past year has been fraught with challenges that forced him to reevaluate his life and his art. Thanks to friends, family and a great therapist, Gee found a way back to creating songs that he believes will uplift fans old and new.
“I had fallen out of love with this thing that was so close to my identity,” he recalls. “But then it was music that became the vehicle to finding my way back to myself again.”
Once Gee decided to songwrite again, the artist united with the production team of Pure Life Entertainment, which includes former Forever the Sickest Kids members, Caleb Turman, Austin Bello and musician/producer/songwriter Grant Thompson. The team has written and produced for artist like 4 Door Theatre, We Are Empty, Paul Pfau, and many more. The singer-songwriter, previously known for blending soul, funk and pop, knew that his next work had to be his most personal yet.
“It needed to be soul-bearing,” Gee says. “It needed to be me, and this was the perfect team to help realize the honesty of what I had been walking through.”
This single fuses the artist’s penchant for pop with acoustic guitar, a synth-heavy beat, and hard-charging lyrical sweep showcasing Gee’s considerable vocal range. “Sleeping In My Car” is a Gorillaz-meets-Adele/SamSmith power ballad sounding anthem, proving to us all that Larry Gee is not only back, but is here to stay.
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