Leo C - Turtles | EP Review

 Leo C is a folk/rock n roll artist from Southend-On-Sea, England. He has released many albums, EP's and singles over the past few years such as 'Side on Demos EP' (2017), his self-titled album 'Leo C' (2017), 'Let's Hear It For The Fascists' (2018), 'You've Got It All' (2018) and 'We Age' (2018). In January 2019, Leo released his new EP 'Turtles' which includes the track 'We Age'.

The EP is infused of folk/rock n roll feel with good songwriting by Leo. The music within this EP isn't the kind of music I listen to on a day to day basis but I love branching out and trying new kind of music. I am open to all genres and styles because artists music is their way of telling a story.

I really like the lyrics throughout this EP. The songs are well written but they are also easy to understand. Some songwriters write their music in a way that is hard to understand fully and doesn't give the story away straight away - you usually have to really analyse the lyrics but with Leo C's music, you don't have to dig too deep. His lyrics are simple but so artistic and well written. I like it, really like it in fact.

I got the chance to do a little Q&A session with Leo C all about his newest EP 'Turtles':

TE - How would you describe your music to anyone who hasn’t heard it before?

LC - I like to think that my music is quite quirky and fun. I want it to seem kinda weird and have a strange edge to it.

TE - Who are your major influences for your music?

LC - My major influences are Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Kendrick Lamar. But, right now, I’m trying to focus on creating an original sound that isn’t too similar to my contemporaries. Obviously, it’s gonna be a while until I find my own completely original sound but I’m trying!

TE - Where do your ideas for music come from?

LC - I take a lot of inspiration from the books I read. I’ve written songs based on The Clockwork Orange, A Handmaid’s Tale, and the play A Streetcar Named Desire.

TE - What is the process of coming up with new songs?

LC - I enjoy experimenting with new sounds I find on my GarageBand app and I sometimes write songs inspired by the sounds I like. But also I mainly just sit down with my guitar and try and find something interesting to write about.

TE - What are you currently working on/got planned? Any gigs, new music etc?

LC - I’ve got quite a lot of gigs organised for the future. I’m playing at United Brethren in Chelmsford on the 15th March, Chinnerys in Southend supporting The Waterfalls on the 5th April, The Railway Hotel in Southend on the 26th April, The Edge in Basildon on the 1st May, Peggy Sue’s in Leigh on the 5th May, and the Dart Festival in Devon on the 11th May. Also, I’m planning to go into the studio soon to record my next single!

TE - What would you like to achieve in 5 years?


LC - In 5 years, I would like to remain writing music and experimenting with new sounds and values of all different kinds of music.


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