Leon Of Athens’ “Xenos” Is The Heartbreak Song For Strangers

For all of you aliens out there.

Courtesy of Wilful Publicity

Courtesy of Wilful Publicity

Greek indie pop experimental master, Leon Of Athens, captures all degrees of alienation and loneliness in his new single “Xenos.” The translation for ‘xenos’ is stranger, foreigner, or alien in Greek and there is a sense of loneliness embedded within the richly stacked strings that holds us in an emotional tension throughout the track. Often stretching and collapsing, the syncopated compositional texture has an off-putting effect that is pleasingly surprising. It might not glue into your brain right away, but because of this you keep listening to it more and really taking the time to digest it:

“’Xenos’ was initially inspired by the genocide of indigenous peoples. The song refers to any oppressed group of people who are forced to leave their land. On a personal note, it also refers to the feeling of being a stranger to your own self,” explained Leon Of Athens.

Produced by the acclaimed producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes), “Xenos” is the first single that LOA has shared since his successful 2014 debut record, Global. LOA has already accumulated a wide fanbase and foreign press attention for his dexterity to craft rich experimental soundscape with a pinch of dark tone. As of now, he has tour dates coming up:

Europe 2017 tour dates

3/17 – The Lexington (London, UK)

3/27 – The Latest Music Bar (Brighton, UK)

3/28 – the Rocking Chair (Sheffield, UK)

3/29 – The Thunderbolt (Bristol, UK)

3/30 – Unknown venue (Manchester, UK)

3/31 – Zanzibar (Liverpool, UK)

4/1 – Jumpin’ Jack’s (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)