MYXERS, add new artists and music to your playlist with MYX Spotlight where we feature up and coming artists! Our first spotlight is all around artist, Larrenwong! The Bay Area native stops by the studio and performs his latest track, "Dosage" from the upcoming EP "It'll Make Sense Soon". Sit back and enjoy new music we're sure you'll vibe along with.
Larrenwong is a self-taught vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter from Union City, CA. The child of a Filipino immigrant mother and African-American father, Larren has a diverse, rich ethnic history. His grandfather, a big band jazz leader, and flutist in the New York Philharmonic was an early musical role model for Larren, despite being hard to impress.
The now 24-year-old artist began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and has been actively working to elevate his craft ever since. Along the way, Larren learned how to play bass, piano, and the bassoon as well. After playing D1 football and obtaining a Masters of Science for Leadership in the Creative Enterprises at Northwestern University, Larren played linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks before deciding to leave athletics to pursue a full-time career as a musician.
Drawing heavily from sounds of the Bay Area as well as artists like Erykah Badu, J Dilla, and D’Angelo, Larrenwong fuses his range of influences and life experience into a worldly sound that is uniquely his own.