Premiere: LOS LEO debuts a 'low-key' version of The End
The Adelaide musician has come a long way since we were first introduced last year.
After being introduced to the then-Adelaide-based musician last year, LOS LEO has blossomed – to say the least. At the time of our introduction, he was sharing Beautiful Mess, "of the first songs written for LOS LEO" and a track that would become somewhat of a break-out moment for the musician who, twelve months later with the release of The End a few months back, proved just how far he'd come. Nowadays, LOS LEO is a major-label artist who fresh from supporting the cult-loved indie-pop trio LANY, building a cult audience of his own as he crafts delicate moments of shimmering electro-pop like The End; his sound intricately exploring the intersection of indie, electronic and pop in the way that feels comforting and new.
Now, in the second half of the year, he's taking this a step further. In what he calls a 'low-key' version of The End, LOS LEO strips things away to its rawest and most powerful. In the process of removing the glitzy unnecessities of the song, LOS LEO is able to spotlight and flesh out the rawness and emotion that swirls around underneath, which as he explains, better reflects the original meaning of the track. "The End Lowkey was about stripping it back to what the song is really about," he says on the track. "Sometimes meaning can be lost behind production, lowkey versions of my songs help remind me where they came from. This version really reflects the way the song was originally written and I think it deserved to released."
The End Lowkey arrives with a live rendition of the track recorded to cassette, which further emphasises the richness of the single when stripped back to its roots. "Adding a live video element was something I was really passionate about. Creating a way for listeners to be in the room was something I felt was needed," he continues. "During the live recording I was passionate about pulling it back to the basics, so we played live to a cassette recording. I’m excited to be selling these same cassettes to listeners within the near future."
Dive into the track below, and stay tuned for more to come.
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