The London based musician is known for lyrics that explore the world around him and his own personal struggles. That theme carries over in ‘Communication’ the highly relatable and catchy track. The feelings expressed in ‘Communication’ reflect emotions many feel in relationships.
“What do we say? When we’ve nothing to say
Nothing lost nothing gained (When we don’t talk anymore)”
Leon of Athens Co-wrote the track with David Sneddon (Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi.) The radio friendly single flows with synth-infused beats and alluring vocals.
Leon of Athens channels the flamboyant beauty of Sufjan Stevens and Grizzly Bear alongside a similar widescreen pop sensibility as Imagine Dragons and Tame Impala. His brand new album Xenos (EMI/Universal) is a beautiful, thoughtful piece of work. It showcases just why he has become a huge live draw in Greece – where he plays to audiences in their thousands – his ever-growing fanbase across Europe and his rising profile in the USA where he has just been confirmed to appear at SXSW, Okeechobee, Firefly Music Festival and Summerfest.
Xenos follows, Leon of Athens highly acclaimed debut album Global. The album was widely loved and had great reviews from The Guardian, NME, Q, New York Times and more. Produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything) the album examines with informed lyrics the refugee crisis, the rise of the far-right in Europe and the US, but also personal upheavals: fractured relationships, lost faith, youth, freedom and death.
The beauty of Xenos is all of the emotions that Leon of Athens successfully expresses. Whether it is in the up-beat and uplifting singles ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Fire Inside You,’ or the enchanting tones of the title track ‘Xenos.’ The contrast of synth infused electronics to the graceful piano led ballads of ‘Letters To My Father’ and ‘Final Moment’. Closing with the joyous ‘Corfu’ Xenos leaves you wanting more and anticipating what is next for Leon of Athens.