Jonah Yano’s ‘leslianne’ Is An Enticing Miniature

It charts an entire realm in 116 seconds...

Montreal based songwriter Jonah Yano has shared new song ‘leslieanne’.

The artist’s previous work was largely DIY constructed, using a spartan but evocative palette. Snapped up by Innovative Leisure, second album ‘Portrait Of A Dog’ is due to be released on January 27th, and it affords Jonah space to paint with a fuller palette.

Produced alongside BADBADNOTGOOD, he’s currently airing material from the LP on a European tour, performing as support for Clairo – catch him at London’s O2 Academy Brixton tomorrow night (October 4th), in fact.

New song ‘leslianne’ is out now, and it’s a beautiful encapsulation of the approach he’s taking on the incoming LP. A languid, immersive miniature, it somehow builds an entire world within the span of 116 seconds.

The string-laden backing feels a little like those David Axelrod arrangements, while the dreamy melodies have a psychedelic quality. Ornate but emphatically emotive, ‘leslianne’ is the perfect stepping off point into his world.

Tune in now.

 Photo Credit: Tianna Franks

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