Australian John Leslie is a true artist in every sense of the word. His music is timeless, and whilst his releases have crossed a mix of genres such as dream pop, pop-rock, gospel, and more, there is consistency to his music, which is instantly recognisable as John Leslie. After the confusion following an artist name change, John Leslie comes back with a lush and lavish production, ‘The History of Sugar’. Weaving elements of jazz with Latin beats and layered harmonies which create a stunning soundscape that sets the stage for Leslie’s distinct and passionate vocals to deliver his beautifully worded lyrics of love, loss, forgiveness and resilience.
The result is a track that resonates deeply, destined to sit comfortably alongside the most heart-wrenching love ballads of all time. Collaborating once again with Peter Koppes, an ARIA hall of fame inductee and long-time associate of iconic band The Church, has brought a sophistication to Leslie’s music, which has evolved rapidly since his first release in 2020. In that time, his music has received extensive radio play throughout the world and over 300,000 streams on Spotify. His music video Cosmic Echoes has won a dozen international awards. Leslie’s uplifting and thought-provoking lyrics are relatable across generations, and his vocals are delivered with such passion and emotion that you can’t help but get swept along in the moment. A new single ‘The History of Sugar’ is due for release in August 2023.