After touring Europe for two years, Robert Leslie settled in Brooklyn, NY where he has lived and worked since 2012.
His sixth album, Halfway Home, consists of songs composed between October 2019 and April 2020, much of it during NYC’s initial covid-19 lockdown. The album was produced by Perry Margouleff (Maroon 5, Paul Rodgers), who applied his analogue philosophy to the material and brought in Tony Garnier on bass (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Waits), Jake Sinclair on Wurlitzer, Mellotron, piano and vibes (Weezer, Panic at the Disco), and Scarlet Rivera on violin (On Bob Dylan’s ‚Hurricane‘ and many other songs).
From the release:
‚Robert Leslie’s newest album, Halfway Home, takes the listener on an impressionistic journey through a series of still moments caught in the chaos of the times, with a sonic palette inspired by British psychedelic folk and a lyrical approach that harkens back to symbolist poetry. The songs sing about the daily changes in life & love while inviting the ghosts of the past to sit at the table with them, bringing out the mystical in the present day.‘
‚Halfway Home‘ will be available for sale in vinyl and CD format at the Aera show.
Robert is touring Europe September 14-October 4 and Aera will be his only appearance in Vienna.
Gonzagasse 11 / Ecke Werdertorgasse