1 Leon of Athens, Baby ...a/p
Leon of Athens’ second track Baby Asteroid is released on Mimosa’s Dream Records on June 16. Produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian). Baby Asteroid is euphoric and with this mixture of pastel folk elements and analogue synthesisers you are whisked away on a celestial lifeline, taking you to the planets to rediscover the ancestors of your past. “My mother is here and the sister I lost,” he sings openly, “we were never alone, we were never alone.” With the album – also titled Global - set to follow in June, Leon’s vibe is upbeat, but offset with a tainted musical melancholy and a palpable social awareness (influenced by the political situation in his native Greece) running through the lyrics. While the music flies high, with the synthesisers and brass section accents evoking optimism and escapism, the video tells a different story.