leo. is back and again he’s brought us a single that will pull on your heartstrings. ‘irreplaceable you’ is centred around a gentle, upbeat piano that bounces from chord to chord, outlining the sunny, vibrant chords that leo. never fails to disappoint with. We’re instantly captured by leo.’s luxuriant vocals and well-penned lyricism, with angelic harmonies to draw you in further to leo.’s journey of self doubt. As the song builds to its healing realisation, the piano is joined by gentle drums and bass, lifting the wistful main vocal line even further, drenched in pretty nostalgia.
On the new single, leo. shares:
“‘irreplaceable you’ is about accepting the idea that love can be a good thing, no matter how much you were hurt in the past. It’s the last single I’m releasing from my debut album ‘a new one’ and I feel like it really encapsulates what the album represents for me. Much like the album is a journey through very complicated feelings, the song itself is also a journey through realising I was irreplaceable. I wrote the first half of it a couple months apart from when I finished it, and I guess I grew and learnt a lot in those couple months. The result was one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written, and Ed Allen’s production (and piano playing!) elevated it to a final version I’m so so proud of.”
leo. has seen a great deal of success both in his streaming performance and his dedicated fanbase. Hailing from Portugal and the UK the acoustic singer-songwriter has a happy melancholy attitude that creates a safe space that listeners lose themselves in as they relate to the lyrics and plucky attitude. Emerging from rigorous classical training, leo. recorded his first single in 2018 from his bedroom in Portugal. His seismic 2019 single ‘despair’ lifted the artist to over 30 million streams, laying the foundations for what his sound would become. Lush harmonies, gorgeous instrumentation and nostalgia that enticed fans from day one.
Following the release of Drink My Soul in 2021 and Letters From Dreamland in 2022, leo. teamed up with indie label ADSRecords to take his sound to stage. His fan community is like a broad family, becoming constantly better connected as leo. grows as an artist and an icon. The artist now sets his sights on his biggest offering to date, coming later this year.