Critically-acclaimed US singer songwriter Leslie Stevens releases new studio album Sinner on August 23. Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Dawes, Roger Waters, Father John Misty) —who added to the record’s moody atmosphere by playing a variety of instruments (guitars, bass, drums, percussion and even Mellotron) —Sinner is a stirring statement of purpose by the native Missouri, LA-based singer.
Awarded “Best Country Singer” in LA Weekly’s ‘2018 Best Of’, at the centre of Stevens’ music is her notoriously heart-catching voice. She can belt it out when she wants to, but also possesses a distinctively honeyed tone that imbues Sinner with a radiant charisma that sparks both ebullient love songs and more intimate ballads.
Stevens might be a singer’s singer, but it is her bold, original songwriting that elevates Sinner from a merely dazzling vocal showcase into an artistically ambitious, poignantly affecting and sometimes startling work.
Stevens will visit Europe for live dates in August and September, as follows:
22-25 . Tonder Festival – Tonder, Denmark
26. Oran Mor – Glasgow *
27. The Cluny 2 – Newcastle Upon Tyne *
28. Pocklington Arts Centre – Pocklington *
29. Square Chapel Centre for the Arts – Halifax *
30. Junction 2 – Cambridge *
*with Israel Nash
03. Green Note – London, UK – headline show
06 -08. Long Road Festival – Lutterworth. Leicestershire
Stevens’ beguiling voice has made her an in-demand singer who has recorded and toured with a litany of disparate musicians, including Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Father John Misty, Jenny O., Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Jonny Fritz, and John Fogerty.
The LA Times calls her “one of the city’s best” and Chris Ziegler (LA Record) explains that Leslie has “the kind of voice you’ll realize you’ve been waiting to hear since forever.” Brave lyrically and vulnerable in spirit: Leslie never shies away from laying down what’s what, if only to leave a mark on the most golden part of your soul.