“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato
In the darkest hours, beauty can come from unexpected places. A shard of light can cut through the darkness and provide a little comfort to get you to the next day. For singer and composer Paul Leion, creating music was the salvation that allowed him to function and keep his demons at bay until he was able to get the help he needed. It was, in every way, his lifeline.
London born singer, songwriter and producer, Paul Leion, started his music career composing music for ad campaigns and short films. Although he had a passion for singing, personal health problems, severe anxiety and depressive episodes kept him away from performing his own material in public.
It wasn’t until a near death experience shook his world quite drastically and made him realise he didn’t want to reach the end of his life without at least having recorded an album.
Paul’s debut album, Bipolar, is self produced and draws on a range of musical influences from soul to classical, 80s electro to vintage folk/pop etc. REM, Tracy Chapman, Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Gnarls Barkley are a few of the influences he mentions.
Paul recently signed a deal with Expressive Artists in the USA and Bipolar is due for release in early 2015.