The Who: Leon Else (Los Angeles, CA by way of London, England)
The What: Having seen “Dance,” there really was no other option for our new Video of the Week because what we’re dealing with is form, movement, emotion, function and music as they all conspire to effect a beautiful measure of personal and natural ecstasy in order to break through, to break free…
“Voices whisper in my ear / You know you’ll never be free”
Leon Else isn’t having any of that and his music has a mission. In a visual directed by Jordan Behat, Else is uniquely qualified for such a dynamic display of emotional physicality: with a headspace that isn’t always in balance (ADHD/depression are his rivals), the trained dancer in him conveys elegance, aggression, collapse, elation, honesty, sensuality and playfulness in bouts of tension and release casting a wide, inspirational and therapeutic sensory net. Where there’s movement, there’s energy and where there’s energy, there’s always the power to change your state of mind. So dance.