SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘FALSE START’
“I’ve just enrolled at Pop University and this is SONGWRITING 101”. – 4/5 Stars
– Gemma Pike – triple j (AUS)
“With dreamy and layered vocals challenging the resonant instrumental with euphonic combinations, this song makes for an energizing and inspiring listen”.
– The Wild Honey Pie (USA)
“False Start sees the musician make his 2019 in fantastic style, pairing this emotive vocal with thickly-layered, lush synth melodies”.
– Pilerats (AUS)
Added to Spotify play list’s ‘New Music Friday’ (AU/NZ), ‘Study Zone’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Chill af’, ‘New Zealand Viral 50’
After releasing his standout single ‘False Start’, Adelaide-based indie-pop artist LOS LEO (real name Tom Montesi) has just returned with the mesmerising new cut ‘The End’ – produced and co-written by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields).
‘The End’ is an emotively-driven pop epic that sees LOS LEO let go of all his inhibitions; bravely shining a light on the struggles of mental health. Although touching on dark themes and largely melancholic, the endearing musician has also managed to find balance sonically, by also bringing an uplifting sense of hope and positivity.
“It’s still a very touchy subject for me but I’ve been through some health issues in recent years and… actually, I’m still going through them” says Tom. “Sonically there’s a lot of contrast, we worked really hard to balance light and shade to bring different feelings to the lyrics”.
The opening piano riff and verses had been lying dormant on his phone for two years, Tom says, waiting for the right time for their tender emotions to surface. Four years of chronic fatigue and still undefined autoimmune issues kept its darkness hovering. The light came from the act of creation.
“We wanted to switch the sound up a bit, so we decided to spend as much time as possible outside of the computer. There’s a lot more organic elements this time: live percussion, live guitar, live bass, mostly played by me and Chris, with my friend Ilia Martini on drums”.
To coincide with the release, LOS LEO will hit the road in July supporting electronic-pop behemoths LANY on four of their Australian shows, which will include iconic venues 256 Wickham in Brisbane, Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, The Gov in Adelaide and Astor Theatre, Perth.
Previous single ‘False Start’ was strongly supported by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, triple j Unearthed, MTV and worldwide tastemaker blogs.
In the coming weeks LOS LEO will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘The End’.
‘The End’ is available worldwide now
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
SAT 13 JUL | 256 WICKHAM, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 19 JUL | MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 20 JUL | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA
SAT 21 JUL | ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA
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