LEUS DEBUTS POWERFUL AND HAUNTING SINGLE “MODERN PREACHER” EXPLORING UNORTHODOX GENDER ROLES AND PAINFUL LOVE CONNECTIONS
LEUS, a Tel-Aviv-based indie artist, has made her debut with the powerful and emotive single, “Modern Preacher.” With sultry, muted moments combined with soaring, expressive ones, the song explores the themes of unorthodox gender roles in love connections and the pain inflicted by dreams that come true in the worst way possible. Drawing inspiration from alternative 00’s female leads such as Florence Welch and Fiona Apple, LEUS’ sound is unique and intriguing. Her music video for “Modern Preacher,” shot in the Ramon Crater with a budget of under a thousand dollars, serves as a perfect complement to the song’s powerful message.
The captivating and haunting visuals depict a desperate quest in search of release and catharsis, only to end up repeating the same scene again. As a former journalist and media adviser for political figures in Israel, LEUS is an activist for LGBTQ and women’s rights, resolving the longstanding military conflict with the Palestinians, and general justice through public policy. Her music is not for TikTok, and she makes it to share with the world.
“When I imagined it Preacher, I wanted it to feel almost like a form of wailing. I wanted it to mirror desperation. For me, it captures a specific kind of longing that still feels relevant to me, years after I initially wrote it. I feel like the song’s gaze is still following me as I move around the room.”
“Modern Preacher” is part of an EP recorded in Tel-Aviv, produced by Tomer Katz, and written in different living rooms. With its specific kind of longing and a gaze that still feels relevant, the song captures the essence of LEUS’ emotive and organic sound. It’s a perfect introduction to a promising artist whose music is both cerebral and emotional, with a message that resonates deeply.
Glasse Factory - TAFARI ANTHONY’S “FALLING BACK” IS THE POP ANTHEM EVERYBODY NEEDS TO HEAR RIGHT NOW3 weeks ago
[…] Back” is all about the struggle for control in relationships, and Tafari’s powerful vocals and dynamic range perfectly capture the push and pull of the […]