Q&A with the electro-pop stunner, singer Leif Coffield

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Beaming with talent without a doubt in our minds, rising Glasgow producer Leif Coffield has unveiled his genre-crossing single ‘Say My Name’. Testing the limits of his creativity, Leif crosses between hip-hop, indie, and electro-pop in just one single. ‘Say My Name’ explores stagnant relationships that serve no purpose for both parties. Piercing lyrics paired with dramatic bass drops guarantee satisfaction.

We chat with rising talent – Leif Coffield below. 

Please describe your sound for us.

A cross between the best bits of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.

How did it all start for you?

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. I was visited one dark and stormy night by a mystical musical imp that enchanted listeners of his mystical musical fiddle and woke up with the ability to play jazz chords.

Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?

Early influences were bands like Zeppelin, Dire Straits.. then, as I got older, I saw people like Korn & Skrillex and the rise of dubstep taking over. And that inspired me to begin making electronic music.

What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?

Ableton, Shure SM57, Nicotine, and anything lying around my room that will make a sound when I record it. My favourite right now is my desk. Makes a real good snare flam.

What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.

I love the fictional dramatization of emotional turmoil. I think it’s something we can allow ourselves to get lost in. We all love drama, we all love things that are unrealistic. And I think we all like to dramatize things in our heads sometimes to make things sound a bit worse than they are. 

What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

Cottagecore. The next big thing.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Royal & The Serpent, and this new rapper from Chicago called Kanye West. Big things coming for him.

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?

My first gig in 2008 and going to see Children Of Bodom. When I was just a tiny kid with dreadlocks and a passion for throwing my hair around in a windmill to stomping death metal beats.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

Hopefully an album later this year and singles along the way. Gonna be launching my merch brand too which is pretty exciting! Also hoping that we can all get out and start playing gigs again.

Famous last words?

What if I don’t become famous? Will they just be last words?

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