Lacey dismissed his early musical efforts as painfully emo, but in 2013 he volunteered to write the score for a friend’s feature film. For the climactic scene he wrote a song he called From Gold
, conjured unexpectedly late one night. “What I liked about it was that the whole song was one crescendo,” he explains. “It’s a building piece, but it had delicate subtleties on the guitar and vocals which bring a bit more of an emotional element to it. Though it’s just four chords repeated over again for three and a half minutes, it’s the simplest thing, and simplicity is key sometimes.”
‘From Gold’ seemed to unlock something in Lacey, and he began writing a collection of songs he would release as Woodgate, NY
the following year. It was also around this time he met songwriter and producer Ed Tullett
with whom he forged an immediate bond. Out of that friendship grew a musical collaboration, with first single Faux
released in 2014, and second Alps
. These were followed by Lacey’s second solo EP, Bathing Beach
, released May 2017 via AllPoints. In November 2017 he will release a full-length collaborative album with Ed Tullett, ‘Heiress’.