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Award-Winning Musician Lachi Transcends Boundaries with Debut Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Death Tango’ and Advocacy for Disability Culture

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Today marks a remarkable milestone in the career of the multitalented artist Lachi, as she ventures into the world of literature with the release of her electrifying debut science fiction thriller, “Death Tango,” published by Running Wild Press. Already celebrated for her music and her advocacy for disability culture, Lachi now captivates readers with a spine-tingling narrative set in a futuristic New York City.

Set in the utopian twenty-third century, “Death Tango” transports readers to a New York City where corporations have assumed the role of governments, artificial intelligence dictates culture, and citizens are free to surveil each other through an app. Amid this dystopian backdrop, the story unfolds as four unlikely companions embark on a mission to unravel the enigma surrounding the murder of an eccentric parascientist. In a world where the highest levels of surveillance are breached, the plot thickens as the team races against time to prevent a sinister plague from consuming the city, a plague that appears to be evolving with a chilling sentience.

Kirkus Review describes “Death Tango” as a “sharp thriller” with “swift pacing” and an “impressive cast,” while Abyss & Apex hails it as “unputdownable” and a “great read.” Lachi’s foray into the world of fiction promises to be a gripping and unforgettable journey through a dystopian future.

Lachi, already a celebrated figure in the world of music and disability advocacy, has recently made waves with her extraordinary achievements. Last month, she performed spontaneously at the White House, backed by the legendary Winton Marsalis, in the company of influential figures like Hillary Clinton and rising tennis star Coco Gauff. Lachi also graced the runway at the Runway of Dreams New York Fashion Week show, where she was interviewed by ABC News and Yahoo’s In The Know. Her presence at the U.N. General Assembly reception at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she spent time with First Lady Jill Biden, further underscores her growing influence and impact.

“Death Tango” arrives on the heels of Lachi’s latest single, “Lift Me Up,” a collaboration with acclaimed songwriter James Ian and Broadway musician Gaelynn Lea. The song pays tribute to the legendary disability rights activist Judy Heumann, who passed away earlier this year. The music video, directed by Day Al-Mohamed (PBS American Masters) and Catriona Rubenis-Stevens, is a testament to Lachi’s commitment to inclusivity, featuring three renowned Sign Language performers – Amber Galloway, Otis Jones (aka SlntWrld), and Nell Russell. Tony-winning actress Ali Stroker, the first wheelchair-using actor to grace a Broadway stage, provides an audio description for viewers with visual impairments. The video’s captions and audio descriptions are sponsored by Google, reflecting the commitment to accessibility and inclusion.

Presented by Google and endorsed by artists like Coldplay and MTV.com, “Lift Me Up” has achieved remarkable success, earning airplay on BET Soul and climbing to #29 on the Adult Contemporary charts. The video has garnered over 3 million views across social media platforms, sparking important conversations about its anthemic impact on the disability community. In August, Lachi released a remix of “Lift Me Up,” co-produced with acclaimed documentarian and sound designer James Lebrecht.

“Lift Me Up” was released under the banner of RAMPD Records, a part of the RAMPD organization (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities), founded by Lachi in 2021. RAMPD has emerged as a global network dedicated to bringing accessibility and inclusivity to the music industry, becoming a recognized catalyst for change within the industry. The RAMPD website (www.rampd.org) serves as a comprehensive hub, enabling users to search, connect with, and hire professional music creators and industry talent with disabilities and neurodivergence. The website is meticulously designed with an “Accessible-First” approach, ensuring full accessibility for both frontend and backend users.

Lachi’s multifaceted career continues to inspire and uplift, setting new standards for inclusivity and accessibility in both the entertainment and literary realms.

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Connect with Lachi:

Website: www.lachimusic.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lachimusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lachimusic

TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@lachimusic

YouTube: www.youtube.com/lachimusic

Connect with RAMPD:

Website: www.rampd.org

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rampd_up

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/rampd

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rampdalliance

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