leo. is a singer and songwriter from Portugal. Classically trained from the age of five, the now 18-year-old has cultivated his talents to what they are today. In the summer of 2018, leo. recorded and produced his first single from his own bedroom in Portugal. After releasing 5 other singles and moving to the UK to study, the young artist is now poised to make waves in the scene with his eclectic sound and vulnerable style. Through his catchy melodies and honest lyrics, leo.’s music demonstrates a raw interpretation of life and its experiences.
‘drink my soul’ is a portfolio of singer and songwriter leo.’s contrasting musical offerings from his early childhood classical music roots to au courant stylistics. It’s soaked in relationship motifs; all varying from personal, romantic, and his communication with the world. The EP inaugurates with “mean,” written by leo in 2018. and produced by Lily Sturt-Bolshaw, and encompasses leo.’s signature ukulele progressions and ariose piano. The word “mean” fills in the body of verb, and then adjective, to convey the song’s overall story which smoothly makes way for ‘drink my soul’s’ second slot.
“‘drink my soul’ is a collection of original songs I’ve written over the last 3 years, all of them about my relationship with myself, other people, and the world. Songwriting is a form of therapy for me, and after moving to the UK last September, after not having released anything for over a year and a half, I knew I was ready and had enough material to release something I was really proud of. Developing this project has been one of the best learning experiences of my life and each song represents something very meaningful to me. I’m very proud of the work everyone involved has put into it and I’m so glad I’m sharing so much of my soul with whoever wants to listen.”
On his own artistic lane, leo. strives to create music that will connect with his audience on a deeper level, as well as a safe space where listeners can feel understood. From nostalgic harmonies to delicate arrangements and beautifully lush instrumentation, leo. is quickly garnering millions of streams and a broad fanbase. The musician is now working on his debut EP, to be released in June of 2021. Undoubtedly, leo. is set to leave his footprint and stay in the hearts of many.