Interview With Canada’s Prog Rock’s Amazing Leo Maia

LEO MAIA’s philosophy is to make modern prog rock that is accessible with a primary focus on song writing. Drawing from a wide range of influences the complexity in his music derives from jazz-based harmonies and modulations (key changes) for conveying emotions through musical narratives. LEO MAIA’s began producing and releasing music in the wake of a difficult personal experience. Following a spontaneous total collapse of the left lung leaving him in a hospital bed with draining chest tubes for over a week, he decided to begin his solo project. LEO’s first single “Pneumothorax” was written about this major life event. The new release “Sonhos” sought influence from artists including KING CRIMSON, MOGWAI, OCEANSIZE, MUTANTES, BJORK, AYREON, GENTLE GIANT, SIGUR RÓS, DREAM THEATER, and PINK FLOYD. Conceptually this single takes on a very different narrative into the contradictory nature of chasing dreams amidst the mundane aspects of life. 

“Sonhos” is a stunning single comprised elegant composition. The dynamic intertwining of instrumental textures from the abrasive edge of distortion through to smooth saxophone motifs, unveils an array of distinctive parts that marry together beautifully into a serene, atmospheric soundscape.  

It was a great pleasure for me to meet the amazing Leo, and spend some quality time with him, having a chat and talked a lot and had a great time together, and here is part of it our splendid Interview, Leo is an amazing talent when it comes to music, his vocals are mind blowing, he can do anything as some of his latest works reveals them all, Check out the awesome interview below.

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