Announced on Friday by Alternative Fidelity, the first single, “White Noise,” from Leo James Conroy‘s debut EP due out later this year, has released. BBC heralded Conroy’s performance as “eye-watering brilliance,” with the single showcasing his powerhouse vocals, unique arrangements and revered musicianship.
Listen to “White Noise” here.
Conroy’s latest release is the result of a harrowing year and an indefatigable spirit, and was recorded during a series of brief respites from repeated hospitalizations and surgeries brought on by chronic kidney failure. Equally driven by spontaneous, ecstatic performances and deliberate, precise craftsmanship, “White Noise” is an intoxicating blend of bluesy soul and jazz-tinged folk
Notable contributors to the record include drummer Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band, Phish), background vocalist Sharlotte Gibson (Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder), and mastering engineer Barry Grint (Rolling Stones, Oasis, Radiohead, David Bowie, The Beatles). The song was produced by Lyell Evans Roeder and recorded in his studio in Los Angeles with additional recording in Vermont and Washington D.C.