INTRODUCING *Leman*


 

FEATURED ARTIST

Leman

Boston, MA, United States

 

Credit - Christian Brown

 

ARTIST BACKGROUND

 

Over The Moon is the second studio album that has been produced, written, recorded, and mixed completely by Leman. Over The Moon blends multiple genres to create a fresh take on Pop music. From ambient atmospheres with layered vocals to intense rock screams, the album encompasses my versatility as a vocalist and producer. Tamara Jenna caught up with Leman in an exclusive TJPL NEWS interview but first let's go track by track through this album!


 

OVER THE MOON

REVIEW

 

Over The Moon by Leman is a 14-track album that hints at dark pop meets rock screamo and more. Being the artist that I am, I connected with this artist's story quite quickly from the opening track. Speaking of which, 'Drive' brings demons to the surface. Those demons that make you want to run away and hide from everything around you. This artist implements a dark vocal tone along with the dark pop feel in the instrumentation. 'Brighter Days' lifts the mood through the use of dreamy synths, RnB vocal chops, and an infusion of melodic synths. I love the feel of this piece, it keeps the dark narrative but offers a dream too. 'Cold Blooded Killer' takes us into hell, not sonically but metaphorically. The feel of this track is so deep that I had to add it to the Tamara Jenna's Top Picks playlist. Packed with heavy bass, 80s synths, and haunting strings in a gothic statement. There's a complete flip in the second half of the piece that completely throws you into another dimension through the use of electro-rap. 'Alive' continues this gothic and cinematic feel. Opening with the sound of thunder and rain I couldn't help but feel overly emotional listening to this one. It's one of those pieces that if you've ever been depressed or lost, you will absolutely feel every word in a way that haunts you. 'Lost My Mind' brings something just as haunting to the album. "Tie me up, throw away the key" there's a feeling of self-destruction and self-loathing in this one. "I always knew I was doomed, my mama made me this way" - Both key lyrics that stood out to me in this one. A heavy rock feel takes this whole production up several notches. It feels like there are three distinct elements and stories in the same production. ABSOLUTELY SMASHED IT. 'Here In The Dark' offers a sweet addition to act as a midpoint in the album. Track 7 entitled 'Lonely Streets' brings dream pop/trapsoul RnB to the front of its inspiration. I love the heartbeat feel of the kick and the basic yet haunting vocal layers. 'Overgrown' brings a haunting melodic loop followed by sweeping darkness - The hip-hop flow on this one shook me, I felt it! It offers another side to Leman that we hadn't yet seen on this project. 'Left 4 Dead' brings acoustic piano to the front of its opening with subtle but effective bass notes. Autotuned vocal chops sweep you off your feet before this artist comes in to sing his demons. 'Enraptured' offers something slightly more happy in tone in the beginning but don't be fooled, this song slowly takes us into an exorcism of demons, a conjuring of emotions and a freedom from paralysis. 'I'm Not Perfect' offers some gritty guitar strums along with an accompanying piano melody before switching into acoustic guitar before continuing the cycle, I love this move, it works well! 'Shadows' offers something experimental in production to add something completely new to the feel of the overall production without losing its gothic feel. 'Drift Away' startled me in awe, I don't think I have any words right now other than that I have goosebumps. Ending the album is the title track 'Over The Moon' something that offers acoustic guitar and heartfelt confessions. I absolutely love this artist and I am honoured to have been asked to do this piece because it has meant that I have now found something extremely precious in a world that doesn't always understand. I absolutely felt every single note of this album. I can't begin to tell you how much. Make sure that you click the link below to get familiar with Leman, he is an artist that deserves some love. Once you're done listening make sure that you come back to read out exclusive interview!


 

Credit - Christian Brown

 

INTERVIEW

 

What would be your ultimate achievement for your latest single? Is there a particular vision that you had when putting the song together?


I would love for Over The Moon to be heard in several countries. I had the tile in mind when writing the song but other than that I let the music guide the direction it went in.


If you could define music in one short sentence (no cheating) what would you say?


To me music is basically an organization of sound that evokes an emotion within.


One artist you would bring back to life?

I would bring Jeff Buckley back to life.


When did you first realise that you had the potential to be an artist? Is there a memory that has stuck in your mind as the turning point for you?


I started singing around 18, and was hooked very quickly. My entire time singing in Hollywood, California and being in school at Musician's Institute really was the turning point for me.


Do you play any instruments? If not, is there a specific one that you'd like to learn?


I play piano, a bit of guitar and ukulele, I would like to learn the violin or trumpet.


How would you define your sound?


I would say my sound is modern pop with elements of rock, hip hop, and other genres.


How do you collaborate with vocalists and other artists?


I don't really collaborate I work well alone.


If you had the opportunity to work with one of your favorite musical artists, who would you most like to collaborate with and why?


I would love to collaborate with Twenty One Pilots we have a similar sound and I think Tyler and I would write well together.


What are your future plans? What can we look forward to for the rest of 2022?


I plan to begin working on my third album after releasing this album, so much more to come.


Where would you like to be 5 years from now?


In 5 year I would like to have some sort of steady income from my music, I would like to have a loyal fan base even if it is small.


Where can we find the track? Links to socials and distribution handles


https://open.spotify.com/track/6Vskn1ha3gVcaRgBRDJSjE?si=8d8f50cd74a74979

@lemanmusicofficial