After being championed by Radio 1 in their coveted Introducing slot and recently being chosen as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, Leon Else is ready to turn up the heat with the release of River Full Of Liquor, the lead track to be taken from his debut EP, out on 7th July.
River Full Of Liquor is a stunning blend of soul and contemporary R’n’B that debuts Leon’s phenomenal vocals.
Since the release of his debut single ‘Protocol’ in January, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has won the esteem of the music industry’s key influencers – and the hearts of the fashion world’s most renowned designers. Managed by Turn First Artists, the musical innovators behind the likes of Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Ellie Goulding, Leon will release the debut EP River Full of Liquor this summer with the eponymous first single getting its worldwide debut today.
Leon’s creativity extends beyond penning lyrics as he draws influence from gothic biographical illustrations that give a subtle nod to Tim Burton’s technique, depicted in the forthcoming video for River Full of Liquorthat 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 David Gandy, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West and Tinie Tempah.
Leon will perform live later this month at Radio 1’s Big Weekend alongside Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith and many more.
River Full Of Liquor EP is released through Leon’s own label Skitzophonic Records on 7th July. EP pre-order is avail on iTunes HERE
The single ‘River Full Of Liquor’ is out now.