Debut EP River Full of Liquor released on July 8th, 2014
“River Full of Liquor very easily and confidently underlines the fact that Leon Else is a rather major talent.” – Pop Justice
River Full of Liquor is the new EP from Leon Else, released July 8th, on his own imprint Skitzophonic Records.
Since the release of his debut single ‘Protocol’ in January, 24-year-old singer-songwriter Leon Else has won the esteem of the music industry’s key influencers – and the hearts of the fashion world’s most renowned designers. Leon was recently championed as “Next Hype” by Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1, and was selected to play their stage at this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend alongside Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith among others. Hailing from Margate, Leon is managed by Turn First Artists, the musical innovators behind the likes of Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea.
Leon’s music is a stunning blend of soul and contemporary R&B and puts his phenomenal vocals at the forefront. His creativity extends beyond penning lyrics as he draws influence from gothic biographical illustrations that give a subtle nod to Tim Burton’s technique to leading creative & writing his own treatments when shooting his music videos, depicted in the forthcoming video for River Full of Liquor, which echoes the songs lyrically dark undertones.
Leon also made waves earlier this year throughout the fashion industry following men’s fashion week in Paris and Milan. Personally invited to attend by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and a number of other designers including Emporio Armani, DSqaured and Moncler, he shot straight to the forefront of fashion and style pages with both UK and US GQ naming him #1 newcomer and most stylish alongside A$AP Rocky, Kanye West and Tinie Tempah.