Born in France, raised in Cameroon, and educated in the Midwestern United States, Jazz singer Landry recently moved to the San Francisco bay area to live an authentic life after 30+ years of living in the closet both as a gay man and as a singer. Inspired by his inner struggles to constantly deny/fix/repair the gay in him, Landry created an album made up of songs that were his refuge and his sanctuary when the rest of the world would seem unfriendly. “As a gay man, I have a very vivid imagination. I constantly need to create in my mind a place where I can be myself. I call that place The Bayou, thus the title of my first album. It’s a world where I can live all my dreams, where the folks are fine, and the world is mine at last.” - Landry
Landry went on to dedicate his first album, The Bayou, to the LGBT community with the intention to provide healing and empowerment to the millions of gay people throughout the world that are still in the trenches. The album artwork was designed accordingly to provide a powerful symbol of gay love: a love that is childish, pure, authentic, uncontrollable, and international.
“Those of us who live in the West and now enjoy the freedom of being gay have the responsibility to demonstrate and spread that freedom to the rest of the world. That’s exactly my mission with this album. I want to turn this first project into a commercial success that will take me places in the world where I can be an ambassador for gay love through my music and my authenticity.” - Landry