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Why Steve Lacy’s Approach To Creativity Inspired These Bose Headphones

You may know Steve Lacy as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, but around here we also know him as the guy who recently partnered with global sound giant Bose to create headphones that will take users into a whole new universe of perspectives.

If you’ve heard one of Lacy’s hit songs, you’d know that the musician isn’t about queueing into any established norms but setting a standard that distinguishes his craft from any other out here. I mean, that’s why he’s become such a top writer and producer wanted by the likes of Solange Knowles, Kendrick Lamar, and Chloe x Halle.

As one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2023, his determination to bring others into his universe is only just beginning. This yearning to introduce “different perspectives” to music lovers saw him put a retro spin on Bose x Steve Lacy Ultra Open Earbuds and QuietComfort Headphones. Speaking on designing these limited Bose items, he confessed that he draws inspiration from what’s already out there in the world. “And I love applying the old approach to newer things. And I think we created something that felt like vintage and modern, which is always something that feels good for everyone, I think, and classic. So I’m really happy with how it came out, and I like how it goes with my outfits.”

For Lacy, creating something new and beautiful means taking cues from the millions of different works already available to him, and this requires him to consume a huge amount of songs. “I listen to a lot of music, and every week I listen to what comes out as well. And I think there are so many opportunities to play with so many of these different textures and approaches … So I think that’s what inspires me, and that’s what keeps me excited to keep creating things, like mixing elements from things that I love.”

Apart from drawing inspiration from the past works of a great many artists, Lacy maintained that what drives him as a creative is the need to get his feelings across. For example, Lacy is not about to think that no one can relate to how he’s feeling, he’s about making fans understand what he’s feeling on a fundamental level so that they know what it is and where it’s coming from, even if they can’t relate.

Perhaps that’s why his latest collaboration with Bose works so charmingly; it’s basically what happens when you merge technology with a creative mind.

“What I love about collaboration is all the different perspectives … the options to choose. I think sometimes when you’re working alone maybe there are limited options. So, I think with collaboration comes more choices, more freedom, or at least more knowledge to know exactly what you want.”

The Bose x Steve Lacy Ultra Open Earbuds are available for $399, while the Bose x Steve Lacy QuietComfort Headphones sell for $449. Hurry up and grab yours, these are limited edition Boses.