Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Leon aka LCAW, I’m 22 years old and I’m a music producer and DJ. Just recently I moved to Berlin which is slowly but steadily becoming the European capitol of music. Right now I’m spending most my time in the studio working on new music and very recently I released my new single Staring At The Sun.
Where did the new single come from?
Staring At The Sun started as a ballad, just with the vocals and a melancholic piano. I had the vision to turn it into a disco and funk infected tune that works for the club and the radio. I wanted to work with a live band for quite a long time now and for this track I finally got the chance to realise what I had planned for so long. I got connected with a funk band from New York and then I wrote the parts I wanted played live and added the piano parts myself. For me the “organic” feeling was very important so I used an electric base, real drums, guitars, rhodes… Afterwards I added some synthetic punch with synthesisers. It all came together quite natural and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
The message of the track is quite clear as well – We all feel trapped sometimes in situations or by certain people and it is important to break free from that captivity. The sun has two sides in that picture – it’s the sign of hope you see on the horizon when you packed your bags and hit the road but it’s also blinding if you look directly into it. While it costs a lot of strength to escape and leave it all behind it’ll be worth it…
Is there more content in the pipeline?
I’m in a really good place right now musically speaking, I’m sitting on a mountain of ideas and material and I’m finishing a lot of new music right now that will be released pretty soon. With the next few releases I want to continue what I started with “Nobody Else But You” and “Staring At The Sun” and I will continue working with live bands and real instrumentation to create more and more a sound that will be recognised as my sound. We also have some really interesting and great feature artists in the pipeline.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m settling into my new life in Berlin right now, a very lively and interesting city that has a lot to offer for musicians and other creative people and I will take it in as much as I can. Besides working on my singles I’m working on developing a live set that I can bring on stage and will also work on projects that are in relation to my roots in classical music. Exciting times are coming!