Leo Law Unveils Gripping Dystopian Video For New Single LET YOUR GUARD DOWN
Creative artist Leo Law is ready to reintroduce himself to the world, with the 25 year-old Londoner now unveiling the release of his strikingly emotive new single 'Let Your Guard Down'. Written at a time when Leo was exploring his sexuality, the concept of the single highlights the frustration, insecurity and confusion he experienced in the dating world after coming out.
Directed by Dottee Simone, the video serves as a commentary on technology's growing influence over our lives and how it now dictates the way we form relationships. There is an audience of masked figures witnessing a fencing battle - as Leo himself explains, "One fencer attacks the other, aiming for contact between the sword and the body, the movement becomes aggressive. It is a play for dominance, to intimidate the opposition and gain an advantage. It's similar to the way some people approach relationships as a game, playing with the mind and emotions to gain control. As the song crescendos and climaxes, the fencing match becomes more one sided, the swordplay is increasingly aggressive and eventually there is a victor."
Creating an abstract tone across the track, packed with ethereal and dark elements, 'Let Your Guard Down' showcases the melancholy within Leo's dynamic voice. "The core of the song acts as a genuine call for honesty and openness" he continues. "That's what I wanted from the people I was dating. At the time, I felt like that would have spared me from a lot of the hurt I was feeling."
Influenced by early Amy Winehouse productions, as well as the iconic tones of Jeff Buckley, Leo's passion for music was further influenced by the death of his mother during his teen years, with his pain seeping into his productions.
'Let Your Guard Down' embodies the rich and sumptuous vocal range of one of the UK's most prestigious new talents, with Leo Law continuing to blur the lines between music, art, and emotion, thanks to his crisp tones and thought-provoking video releases.
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