We had the good fortune of connecting with Suede Lacy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Suede, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I’m was first inspired by my momma. If she wasn’t singing she was writing. If she wasn’t sewing she was cooking! She kept the house packed with crafting supplies and books and there was always music playing in the house from the likes of Michael Jackson to Prince to Badu to Billie Holiday to Ella. The energy she instilled in me at an early age has been my life long inspiration to create.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started in church. Church has always been a spiritual and musical foundation for me. I’m no longer an active churchgoer however the spiritual foundation never left me…I’ve just evolved. The spiritual foundation that I have within me speaks through my music. My challenges have been anxiety and shyness fear of what others would think of me or perceive of me. I’ve learned to be myself meaning, do the things that make you happy. I want the world to know that Suede is and was here for a reason.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’re definitely going to Deep Ellum! Getting our life at the Freeman’s Cafe and everything!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Ani Difranco came into my life at 15/16 and I was raptured in every since. She’s inspired me to play guitar the way that I do and to paint vivid stories with my lyrics. She’s my Goddess Muse.