Leon Seti

FRESH: ‘Japan’ – Leon Seti

Leon Seti goes to “Japan”

Leon Seti’s ephemeral new track “Japan” is a deeply moving tribute wrapped up in a pitch-perfect pop song. The Italian and London based singer/songwriter, featured in Billboard and BBC Introducing, has released “Japan”: a deeply personal pop song with mass appeal for lovers of electronic and sensitive melodies. Leon’s latest offering is crafted as a loving ode to his mother, who sadly suffered a number of health-related issues during this year’s quarantine in Italy, earlier in 2020.

In the track, the artist crafts a beautiful and sonically impressive metaphor for an escape out of depression into a new, promising world. Leon tells us: “I wrote ‘Japan’ to escape a world that was overwhelming. It was here where I found a way to really take these pains, these metaphors and turn them into a beautiful, uplifting pop track with real optimism running deep within”. Stefan Toren, Head of A&R at ​A&R Factory​ said: “Leon Seti has an incredible ear for crafting these existentially fulfilling melodies. He’s got a strong sense of artistic sensibility and I’m sure he’s going to attract thousands more fans with “Japan”.

Leon Seti is the project born out of the mind and voice of Leo Baldi, who writes and produces every song of the discography. Based in London and Arezzo, Italy, his nostalgic yet experimental electro-pop has been played by the BBC Introducing, was featured in Billboard Italia and his latest album, “Cobolt”, reached No.1 on the Itunes Electronic chart in Italy. Leon played in venues such as The O2 Academy Islington and The Spice of Life in London, as well as historic clubs like Spin Time Labs in Rome and Il Cassero in Bologna.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!