“Plastic Moon” is the newest single from Nick Leng’s debut LP, LEMONS, set for release via SOTA Recordings on April 24. The full-length follows two EPs, Tunnels and Planes and Drivers, which have racked up millions of streams online and found widespread support from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Vogue, and Christian Dior. LEMONS represents the next stage in the South African-born, Los Angeles-based musical polymath’s journey, coming after an emotional breakup, an apartment fire and subsequent loss of a friend. The experience led him through wistfulness, isolation, and ultimately towards a renewal of spirit; sometimes, you must explore the most painful moments of your life to release your most inspiring contemplations about it.
“Plastic Moon” follows three previous advance singles, all of which are included in this servicing: “Lemons,” “Ticking,” and “Lonely Shade of Blue.” The Fader writes that the new track, featuring hip hop spoken word musician Chester Watson, “is the sound of a musician who took something a little stronger than expected then sat inside to ride out the trip. Leng’s solitary voice drifts in and out, singing ‘don’t be shy’ as more of a sly threat than an invitation. Watson’s voice anchors the song, but he’s still outside of his body, burnt out.”
“Nick Leng’s sincerity just cannot help but spill out from his music like ice pushing water over the cup’s edge… His gentle tone and passionate energy for personal craftsmanship have made his music sound out amongst the masses.” -Ones To Watch
“Nick Leng has a penchant for the remarkable. His brand of pop ventures into psychedelic with soundscapes that are cathartic and celestial.” -Atwood Magazine
Label: SOTA Recordings
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