Portugal-hailing singer-songwriter leo. delivers a soothing collection of seven tracks on latest EP letters from dreamland, led by his enchanting vocals and minimal yet delicate instrumentals moving through the singer’s journey of personal growth in an intimate yet relatable manner.
From the nostalgia-driven vibes of short opening number “as the autumn leaves,” a soft piece written by him at the age of 14, before picking up from the hero of the EP, “dreamland,” which explores depression and putting distance between ourselves and others. Moving into the upbeat, soaring production “when you’re me,” and the poetic “why keep it intact,” the rising musician is reminiscent of musicians like Dodie and Cavetown, allowing his voice and an infectious ukulele-led production lead us into a brilliant range of emotions.
Managing to encapsulate vulnerability in a lulling, feel-good soundscape, the EP is a cathartic journey for leo who frees himself from the sadness holding him back, simultaneously taking us by the hand into brighter times ahead.Classically trained from the age of five, music has been leo’s outlet for emotional exploration. With this gently presented EP tracing his personal and professional growth, he continues to make waves in the music industry since his debut in 2018.