LEADR has the most amazing voice. The first time I heard his music, I wasn’t even sure he was human. Naturally, I knew I had to talk to him about his distinct sound.
I tell him his sound is so dreamy and whimsical and LEADR counters with, “I’m a Pisces and those descriptive words definitely define me.” He says it was trial and error. “I tried so many genres. I even tried rap, but that didn’t work!” he laughs.
“I’m all about feeling and this direction just felt good to me. I want to make good music,” he tells me. LEADR emphasizes creating music to make a difference. “I want to inspire people to dream bigger and reach higher. I would also love to see more Asians in the forefront of western music and entertainment,” he says.
When it comes to songwriting he creates a beat first and everything falls into place. He tells me, “I love my voice recorder on my phone. If I hear a melody or a cool sound, I record it. Some of my tracks have samples from my iPhone that I’ve recorded.”
As a kid, LEADR had a fascination with Peter Pan. “I love the quote from him, 'All it takes is faith and trust.' because it’s true with anything we want to do.” He says, “It was clear with what I wanted to do with my life. Music fulfills my soul.”
He says his best advice to anyone is simply, “Take care of yourself.” He continues and says, "Make sure you are happy, eating healthy and living your best life. That ties into my good relationship advice - if you aren’t happy with yourself, you won’t be happy in any relationship.”
Check out his dreamy acoustic video for “Waves” now.