Lagoon Wavey, born and raised in Barbados, the artist blends a lot of different influences into his work. From his hometown musical background to Neo Soul and Alt-R&B. Premiering on COLORS SHOW, Lagoon Wavey is here for the long run, serving a global audience with his dynamic pen and instrumentation.
What five words would you use to describe your sound?
Smooth, soulful, unapologetic, heartfelt, somber
Can you share a unique aspect of your creative process?
When I’m writing important songs, I find myself using the traditional pen and paper route always accompanied by a bottle of water, it’s almost like it feeds my brain.
Which song of yours should people listen to first?
For a first listen I think ‘Blame’ is a great entry, it has elements from a lot of the different music I’ve made.
What sparked the inspiration for that song?
I wrote it about an ex who kinda just up and left for no real reason, just kinda out of the blue disappeared and moved away, I blamed myself for a while until I really delved into it and came to accept sometimes it can be like that.
When have you been the most vulnerable in your music?
Probably on ‘Sunflower’, a lot of people like that song, but I was truly hurt. I didn’t know how to say any of the things I was trying to say indirectly.
Could you share your best and worst experiences on stage?
My best experience was when I had a gig around a year ago in Barbados and like half the crowd knew a lot of the words to my stuff was a great feeling and the band was really on time. Worst experience was much earlier in my career, nobody knew me so I was kinda just performing and people kept doing whatever they were doing not really looking my way, and the mic kept screeching.
What is your favourite song to perform?
Cliffside for sure, the instrumental is so unique I love the groove always sounds good live, I haven’t had much time to perform the new stuff yet.
Who inspired you to make music?
The Weeknd is my biggest inspiration, I really idolized him especially when I was younger.
How did you come up with your name?
Honestly, I just think it’s cool, I’ve been thinking about just going as Lagoon for a while cause a lot of people don’t really use the Wavey part, I just want a water based name, we’ll see where it goes.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
I would want to be a professional golfer, it’s something I’m hoping I can try my hand at when I’m a more established artist.
What does success mean to you?
Paying my bills and feeding myself and my family, knowing I made someone’s day easier with my music. Not having to stress the little things in life because I can afford not to.
Was there a particular moment that made you change direction in your career?
I’ve had a lot of breakups but the most recent one was the roughest, it’s definitely changed my outlook on a lot of things some positive some not so much. All a part of growing.
Where can followers connect with you?
My social presence on Twitter is kinda bad I won’t lie but my Instagram is a great way to get in touch with me.