Leon Stanford unveils his latest EP ‘Love is a Colour’ OUT NOW
FFO: Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Paolo Nutini
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Leon Stanford - the fast-rising Welsh singer-songwriter is back with his latest EP “Love is a Colour”, his latest release through Hi-Tea Records on 11th February 2022. You can hear the influences of Otis Redding, Van Morrison & Paolo Nutini in Leon’s classic songwriting style throughout the track.
When speaking on the single, Leon said “Love Is a Colour was the first song I wrote with George Glew. I was listening to a lot of Leon Bridges at the time, and I wanted to write something inspired by his music. We started jamming and I found this poem/lyric in my phone which was almost fully formed and just needed shaping to a song. My full-time job is a painter and decorator, so I wrote the lyrics to tie in with what I do for a living as well as my view on relationships around me breaking down at the time. I think it all evolved from a written down title.
Leon recalls, “I have spent years writing songs in a band but the last year or two I focused on my solo work, travelling between London, Bristol and Cardiﬀ, writing with a handful of songwriters. My releases over the last year were mainly written with one of my oldest friends Danny Owen, who helps me turn ideas in my head into songs. I wrote songs on my break whilst painting empty houses and using the hallway or bathroom acoustics to blast the melodies out to no one but the freshly painted walls. I ﬁnd inspiration for lyrics from the stories of people around me and the people I meet on my painting jobs as well as personal experiences.”
“Broken but Complete”, the ﬁrst release from the EP was featured on BBC Radio Wales A List and Amazing radio, promising a strong start of things to come for Leon. Stanford used to write songs in his critically acclaimed band The People Poet, but over the last two years he has focused on his solo work; showcasing a more soulful sound, whilst retaining the same poignancy.
‘Love is a Colour’ is OUT NOW on all major streaming/download platforms.
Source Mondaay Media
March 2, 2022 10:38am ET by Mondaay Media