I am about to check out LIFE LEONE in Chicago next Monday and I am more than just a bit excited. Having been drawn to his “fuzzy rock” sound early last year on the brilliant track “Is This Love”, I have been eagerly waiting for the chance to hear more. And that chance is here. The rising talent has released “I Can’t Say No” ahead of a cross-country tour already in progress. A great new song that has me transfixed all over again.
“I Can’t Say No” has a natural and effortless feel to it in a similar way to “Is This Love” but with a little more tempo. It’s unrelenting with a speed that pulls me along at a loose and fun pace. I love how the energy never wanes pushed beautifully by an addicting concoction of bouncy drums, grainy vocals and frizzy guitars. “I Can’t Say No” is a song I have to say ‘yes’ to. It is as smooth as music gets and it is what it is. Just good old rock and roll. LIFE LEONE deserves more attention in my eyes and I think it is inevitably just around the corner. I guess I will find out firsthand in a few days!
**Special thanks to Karla McDonald at The Musebox for keeping me in the loop!