ARTIST TO WATCH: Leonard Friend

Leonard Friend

Leonard Friend makes his presence known ... move over, Robin Thicke!

Leonard Friend is ready to take a blind flying leap into the world of R&B-inspired funk pop, and he’s going all in. Whether you’re convinced he’s making “serious music” or you’re just along for a lark, you’re soon to be convinced that this is music you’ll want to hear much, much more of. Creating an alter ego based around his grandfather, who abandoned a promising career as a big band saxophonist when he entered the family’s traveling salesman business, Alex Felder (formerly of the Brooklyn band the XYZ Affair) paints on a musical canvas inspired as much by the New Jack Swing of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous as it is by Morris Day and the Time, and from the minute you press play, the energy never lets up.  Check out his debut video for “Serious Music” below, then ready yourself for what’s sure to be a great ride come January 31st, when Lynyrd Frynd EP drops loud and proud. Trust me, 2012’s already off to a mighty solid start.

Advertisements

One thought on “ARTIST TO WATCH: Leonard Friend

  1. Pingback: SINGLE REVIEW: Leonard Friend – “Every Woman” « Hear! Hear!

Join the "Hear! Hear!" conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s