Leo (they/them) is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist. After playing solo for many years, Leo is expanding to a full band for live shows in 2022. Taking inspiration from the eeriness of Nick Cave, the delivery of Soccer Mommy, their genre is up for interpretation. Bringing a fraught and honest lyrical style that many people can relate to, Leo’s songs bring out plenty of vulnerability so the listener can feel the songs deeply.
This is true of Leo’s new single, ‘Doctor.’ It is a metaphor for anxiety. It takes you on a spiritual journey. The glitch sounds are very beautiful, while the guitars are reminiscent of Radiohead. I think the lyrics are heartfelt and capture the emotion and how anxiety affects some people on a daily basis, sometimes hourly. It can be a hard thing to deal with and Leo sums these feelings up with honesty and vulnerability.
I think that Leo is going to do big things in the future, and I look forward to what will come from them next.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos