You may remember Leon Else following the release of his EP 'River Full Of Liquor' back in 2014. We interviewed him at the time, and now he's back after claiming a record deal with Interscope Records, releasing his new single 'Black Car' and an accompanying music video for the track.
In the video we see actress and model Suki Waterhouse left behind by a bus on a dark and cold-looking night, before being picked up in the 'Black Car' by Leon. What happens from then on… Well, it has to be seen to truly be believed.
Chatting about the song, Leon explained: "The song 'Black Car' is about the allure of materialistic things. The idea came to me when I was on the way to do a hike at Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. I was in a brown car and I thought to myself, 'I've got to have a black car, the blackest car you've ever seen.' Because I felt like I was someone in a different car that didn't reflect me, and that people would look at me a certain way. I wanted to have the meanest, blackest car, where people would be like, 'Look at that f**king car.' When you have something really materially great, people want to get to know you. That's what I based 'Black Car' on. It's saying, 'I'm someone, step into my black car.'"
Else is an artist with a great history, having been born in Gibraltar and raised on a council estate in Margate, England. He began writing songs at 12-years-old and self-recorded them on a cassette player in his bedroom, all whilst saving money from work to put himself through dance classes.
Within a few years, he landed roles in films, musicals and ballet, but still felt he had more to offer before deciding to quit and pursue a career in the music industry.
Honing his talent, he signed with First Access Entertainment and enjoyed success through the release of songs online and the backing of Radio 1's BBC Introducing platform.
Now he's been signed to What Are We Doing/Interscope Records, where he's working on his full-length debut. We can't wait to hear what he has to offer…