August 21, 2017 will be a momentous day; Nashville will be partially in the path of totality for the solar eclipse—an event which hasn’t affected the area in 500 years, and one which will bring an estimated extra 1.4 million people to the Music City. August 21st is also the day that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Corey Leiter will release his new album, Son In The Sun.
“I’ve known about the coming eclipse for a very long time since it falls on my 25th birthday,” Leiter explains. “It’s been sort of a signpost I’ve looked forward to for a while. All the songs on the album were very inspired by the idea of the eclipse, involving themes such as death and rebirth, heaven and earth, the parallels between nature and human relationships, and the cyclical nature of time,” he adds. “It’s going to be a huge day for Nashville, and America in general.”
Son In The Sun is Leiter’s second independently-released album, and features 11 original songs recorded at Nashville’s The Bomb Shelter, where magic from the likes of Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker, and Langhorne Slim has been made. “We recorded to tape and without the use of a metronome to maintain a more raw/live feel throughout,” he says of the album, which was produced by Ian Miller, and includes players the bands Dynamo and Muddy Magnolias.
Today, Leiter unleashes the video for the album’s first single, “Leila,” a dreamy vision awash with hints of mystery and intrigue, a beckoning call to a lover not yet met. “The name ‘Leila’ means ‘night’ or ‘dark beauty’ which fueled the idea for the video– lost in a dreamlike world, searching for my ‘angel of the night,’” he explains of the video, directed by Jacqueline Justice, and starring Nashville songstress Emma Hern.
Without further ado, East of 8th proudly presents “Leila,” the new video from Corey Leiter:
[Click HERE for show information and tickets to Leiter’s Son In The Sun album release at The High Watt on August 20th.]