Photo by Jake Francek

Welcome to Leone

Hailing from Orangeburg, South Carolina, 23-year-old Leone doesn’t necessarily come from a “musical background”. Aside from singing with his mother around the house and being an avid listener of all types of music, there was no way that he expressed his desire to be a music artist. It wasn’t until he moved off to college, where he connected with people of the Charlotte, NC music scene, that he began to pursue his dreams.

In 2016, he released his debut single “Cut U Loose”, his first crack ever at writing and singing professionally. The 2016 single generated a small buzz, but it was not until almost three years later where he released Angst. Angst is Leone’s debut EP, it serves as an illustration of his growth as a singer-songwriter, in addition to solidifying his efforts in getting South Carolina recognized as a source of diverse, highly creative music artists.