LISTEN: Leo Ari’s ‘SILAP’
There isn’t much to be found about Leo Ari online, and that’s because he only recently appeared on YouTube out of nowhere with debut song ‘SILAP’. What an impressive introduction to an artiste previously unheard of though.
‘SILAP’ is a downtempo elegy to a moribund relationship that is surprisingly polished for a local act whose prior online releases were limited to pop covers. Building up to a cathartic confluence of wistful riffs, vocal chopping, celebratory drums, and an abrupt end, the track is coupled with datamoshed wallpaper images and videos off random movies. Leo Ari is fittingly a product of the Tumblr gen of bedroom musicians, which we don’t see a lot from around these parts of the world.
JUICE is stoked for more.
Leo Ari is set to release a collaborative track with Adam Kasturi in the offing. Watch this space.