Australian John Leslie is a true artist in every sense of the word. His music is timeless, and whilst his releases have crossed a mix of genres such as dream pop, pop rock, gospel and more, there is a consistency to his music which is instantly recognisable as John Leslie. After the confusion following an artist name change, John Leslie comes back with a lush and lavish production, ‘The History of Sugar’. Weaving elements of Jazz with Latin beats and layered harmonies creating a stunning soundscape for Leslie’s distinct and passionate vocals to deliver his beautifully written lyrics of love, loss, forgiveness and resilience. The result is a track that resonates deeply, destined to sit comfortably alongside the most heart wrenching love ballads of all time.
Collaborating once again with Peter Koppes an ARIA Hall of fame inductee and longtime associate of iconic band, ‘The Church’, has brought a sophistication to Leslie's already exceptional music, elevating it to new heights of artistry and emotional depth.
Leslie's music has touched thousands via extensive radio play throughout the world and to date his music has accumulated over 300,000 streams on Spotify. His music video ‘Cosmic Echoes’ has won at least a dozen international film festival awards.
Indie Dock Music: “John’s first and foremost talent is his ability to create unforgettable melodies with good soul lyrics and that the song bursts into our consciousness with its beauty and bright background and fills the expanses of the planet, gathering eyes of happy people and that the lyric in the structure of the song sounds like a hymn of love.”
We Write about Music: "With each note and lyric, John Leslie's "The History of Sugar" grabs its audience in a world of timeless music, leaving them spellbound by its artistry. The lush production, intricate instrumentation, and Leslie's silky vocals come together to create a song that is truely a work of art. His uplifting and thought-provoking lyrics are relatable across the generations and his vocals are delivered with such passion and emotion that you can't help but get swept along in the moment".
An unmissable artist whose dreamy and uplifting music will be sure to remain in his listeners’ heads and hearts.