Rather precocious as a child, Haze Lagoon has always marched to the beat of his own drum. He constantly challenged authority and rarely accepted things at face value. Haze Lagoon then found himself on a journey looking for answers. A philosophical lovelorn, his character is deeply reflected in the music he crafts as he engages his audience one track at a time.
The artistic expression of Haze Lagoon's latest single, "Infamy," has us swarming in a myriad of emotions, each more potent than the last. The melancholy projected from the guitar riffs find a way to nuzzle into your mind and create an ambiance that evokes emotion.
Sustaining a rhythmic daze that pulls you further into the heart locked into this composition, we find joy in the way that Haze Lagoon's vocal performance collides with the musical foundation before us.
"Infamy" has us leaning into the poetic soundscape as lyrical motifs like, 'The bounds I shall test it. Deliberately tempestuous. Waves caused the wrecked ship. Soft acquiesces' emphasize the canvas of our mind. Going into "Infamy" looking to expand our headspace, that's exactly what we get as we sink our teeth into this sonic frenzy of thought-provoking tenors.
Haze Lagoon has a knack for allowing the abstract wording to conjure up vivid imagery that impeccably represents the quintessence of the song. With each note that drifts us into a dream-like trance, Haze Lagoon knows what it takes to remain unforgettable in a fast-spinning world.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Haze Lagoon, and congratulations on the release of "Infamy." We love the graceful yet prevailing tone this song carries. Could you please take us into the meaning?
Thank you, I appreciate the welcome and you allowing me some of your time. In short, I would say "Infamy" is about existential projection, instead of mentally being existential, I was thinking more so about the physicality aspect; moving through the world in a way where one isn't concerned with the current moral landscape. It's the idea of experiencing experiences for that sake alone and letting them shape you.
What moment or story inspired this record? Do you tend to find inspiration in this form often?
After putting out my first mixtape Saturnian Freak, I knew that I wanted to have a follow-up record, and I really liked the named Immoralist. I thought both titles honed in on the feeling of alienation; whereas Saturnian Freak mused on how estrangement, overall, appeared in my intimate relationships and community, Immoralist takes it a step further and looks at it from a larger societal sense. I do have a fascination with living an alternative lifestyle, so I suppose I do find constant inspiration in being an outsider.
Could you please share a glimpse of what the creative process entailed? Are there any memorable moments that have made this record that much more special to you?
I wouldn't say I have a creative process, but I am methodical in my approach. However, I felt much more at ease with this record than making the last one. Perhaps it's because I knew exactly what I wanted to say, so there wasn't a need to be as anal.
What is your mission statement as an artist?
What an interesting question. I don't have a formal statement, but it is important for me to honor my individuality, at all costs. When I first made the conscious decision to identify as an artist, I decided that I was using my medium as a tool for creative actualization, authenticity is my base.
What's next for you?
Creatively, at least, I'm not sure. I do have a couple of concepts that I think would make for an interesting record, although with putting out two last year, I want to take some time to perfect my craft and create something more innovative.