Born in Italy and now rooted in Amsterdam, Leon Seti unveiled his album Grimoire on January 27th 2023. Seti’s distinctive blend of nostalgic and innovative electro-pop has not only been showcased by BBC Introducing but also spotlighted on Billboard Italy. Prestigious outlets like CLASH have lauded his work, and his album COBALT clinched the #1 spot on Italy’s iTunes Electronic Chart.
The success didn’t stop there; Seti’s sophomore album also dazzled audiences, topping the iTunes Electronic Chart in Italy and the Netherlands. Moreover, it secured a spot in the iTunes Top 10 for overall sales in both nations. Beyond his recordings, Leon Seti has graced stages at renowned locations like The O2 Academy Islington and The Spice of Life in London, iconic clubs including Spin Time Labs in Rome and Il Cassero in Bologna, and celebrated festivals like Mengo Fest and Amsterdam’s Pride.
‘Grimoire’ is an enthralling LP where the vocals of Leon Seti shine prominently against the backdrop of nostalgic electro-pop melodies crafted by Pancratio. This album is a vivid tapestry of Seti’s innermost reflections, dreams, and yearnings, with themes of love frequently at the helm. Evoking shades of artists like BANKS, Bjork, and Imogen Heap, each song dives deep, revealing a bounty of vocal harmonies and intricate layers. A seamless bond connects each track, allowing them to individually sparkle, yet remain unified in an overarching theme that is both infectious and enchanting. With his vocals as his leading instrument, Seti unveils his vulnerabilities, beckoning listeners to immerse themselves in his lyrical universe and connect with his poignant vocal expressions.
Leon Seti had this to say: “‘Grimoire‘ is an album I wrote about the healing of trauma. I wanted every song to feel like a spell in a magic book, where the pain feels so old it’s almost acting like a balm. ‘And I’m Gone’, specifically, is a song about wanting to escape from a place of dread and solitude, and even though I talk like I’ve already left, it was actually written while I was living in London and wanting to escape a toxic relationship.
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