Ex-Frontman of Humpback Oak and Current Member of The Observatory.
Album Out this October.
Singapore, 28 September 2006 –The long-awaited solo album of songs Worm by Leslie Low will be out in Singapore this October! Former frontman of Singapore indie stalwarts Humpback Oak and current member of The Observatory, Leslie returns to his original roots in songwriting in Worm! Fans can grab a copy of special autographed CD at during the exclusive presale at Earshot, The Arts House, from 1 – 11 October 2006. Worm will be available in major music stores islandwide from 12 October 2006.
Leslie will also be performing a solo acoustic set titled Quiet Air: Leslie Low with songs from new solo album 'Worm' at the Living Room, The Arts House on 14 October 2006, 7.30pm. The performance is free, on a first-come-first-served basis.
On the making of Worm, Leslie Low said, “Worm is my first solo album of songs and I started writing the songs in December 2005. I wanted to do an album with a primary focus on vocal and acoustic guitar and wanted to do the whole album as ‘live’ as I possibly could. Musically, it was quite difficult to pull off but it was something I set out to do. I have never released anything before because things never fell together. I recorded lots of songs and made lots of demo albums but in the end it never happened. As a songwriter, I have always tried not to repeat myself. In doing so, in a sense I am always changing, always thinking of a new way to present a song.”
Worm addresses a number of continually present themes in Leslie’s lyrics: a sense of loss, regret and painful realisation as well as a yearning for peace, solace and a place of refuge. Comprising demos and properly recorded material, the album features mostly solo acoustic guitar and voice, and only a few songs are adorned with the barest of arrangements from other instruments.
The Arts House at the Old Parliament
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