French singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Awir Leon, has released his highly anticipated new album, Love You, Drink Water. With a sound that defies categorization, Leon has carved out his own unique space in the world of music, blending electronica, alternative hip hop and indie into a multifaceted and strikingly impactful sound.
Love You, Drink Water showcases Leon’s talent for crafting experimental soundscapes that range from tender and personal to euphoric and synth-heavy. His vocals are equally impressive, moving effortlessly from bouncing, expressive flows to ultra-chilled and emotive croons that leave a lasting impact on the listener.
Fans and critics alike have likened Leon’s sound to that of James Blake, Frank Ocean, Jai Paul, and Thom Yorke. Across the album’s shimmering 12 tracks, Leon’s otherworldly, complex and rich sonic expression shines through, leaving listeners captivated by his raw and philosophical lyricism.
Despite the experimental nature of his music, Love You, Drink Water is a cohesive and deeply moving album that showcases the full range of Awir Leon’s talent as an artist. With this latest release, he solidifies his place as one of the most exciting and innovative musicians on the scene today.
Speaking about the album, Awir Leon explains: “My third studio LP, Love You, Drink Water is an album grounded in personal chaos, in one of these moments in life where you act impulsively, outside of the social norms, and blind to the consequences in order to find your feet. This moment that some call ‘the path of the fool’.
The title Love You, Drink Water is something my 3 year old niece told me during this period. It came out of nowhere and felt like the most caring thing anyone had ever said. This story is not why I chose this title, but it echoed like something I needed to tell myself. It’s a perfect title for this album because when I listen to these songs now, this is what I want to say to the guy singing.
Musically and lyrically I think it is my most direct album, and I think that plays off the personal also. In order to stop being destructive, I had to slow down, and peel off some layers to actually look at myself with no decoration, no armour, no excuses but also had to find a way to look at myself with some love.”