Sparse Pop Jams from New Zealand. - JAN x LEONARD: Only Find it Here
posted 18 Mar 2020 by Krister Axel
An ode to good love wrapped in a house-flavored groove that is ready for the dance floor.

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Leonard is a brand new electronic project from New Zealand that combines classic elements of dance pop with a fresh perspective and modern beats. "Only Find it Here" was created exclusively at Jonny's home studio in Wellington.

This hooky jam was born out of a chance encounter, when two likeminded producers met at a rock gig. While talking, they gradually confessed to one another their mutual love of pop music, and soon decided to work together on a summer bop. This collaborative jam between JAN (Sam Minot) and Leonard (Jonny Avery) combines a percussive and rhythmic feel with jazzy guitar lines and a lush, driving bass line. A sparse and energetic electronic groove matches perfectly with a vocal mix that touches on elements of indie pop, electro, and commercial. With a vibe somewhere between Maroon 5 and Frank Ocean, JAN and LEONARD deliver an ode to good love, wrapped in a house-flavored groove that is ready for the dance floor.

This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist