Kevin Cook

Enigmatic Electro-Pop singer Leon Seti dazzles on enchanting LP ‘Grimoire’

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Hailing from Italy and currently established in Amsterdam, Leon Seti introduced his latest album, Grimoire, to the world on January 27th, 2023. Seti’s unique fusion of nostalgia and cutting-edge electro-pop has garnered recognition from notable platforms, including BBC Introducing and Billboard Italy. His creative prowess has earned praise from respected sources like CLASH, and his previous album, COBALT, reached the coveted #1 position on Italy’s iTunes Electronic Chart. Seti’s second album continued to captivate listeners, reaching the pinnacle of the iTunes Electronic Chart in both Italy and the Netherlands. What’s more, it carved out a spot in the iTunes Top 10 for overall sales in both countries. In addition to his studio successes, Leon Seti has performed on illustrious stages such as The O2 Academy Islington and The Spice of Life in London, at iconic clubs including Spin Time Labs in Rome and Il Cassero in Bologna, and at esteemed festivals like Mengo Fest and Amsterdam’s Pride

Grimoire unfolds as a captivating LP where the resplendent vocals of Leon Seti take center stage. Masterfully produced by Pancratio, Seti shines midst the backdrop of profound and evocative electronic melodies that evoke a real nostalgic and electronic vibe. This album weaves a vibrant tapestry that delves into Seti’s innermost reflections, dreams, and yearnings, with a recurrent theme of love steering the ship. Drawing inspiration from artists like Bjork, BANKS, and Imogen Heap, each track plumbs the depths, unveiling a treasure trove of vocal harmonies and intricate layers.

A seamless thread binds each composition, allowing them to individually radiate while remaining united under an overarching thematic umbrella. With his vocals serving as his foremost instrument, Seti lays bare his vulnerabilities, beckoning listeners to submerge themselves in his lyrical universe and forge a connection with his poignant vocal expressions.

Leon Seti had this to say: “Grimoire” is an album I wrote about the healing of trauma. I wanted every song to feel like a spell in a magic book, where the pain feels so old it’s almost acting like a balm. ‘And I’m Gone’, specifically, is a song about wanting to escape from a place of dread and solitude, and even though I talk like I’ve already left, it was actually written while I was living in London and wanting to escape a toxic relationship.

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