In commemoration of his own IXXI Initiative, Sean Leon returns today with his latest offering intriguingly entitled Sean Leon (The Death Of). It is 32 minutes of continuous music displaying new vocal and production experimentations throughout the runtime; possibly acting as a precursor and introduction showing listeners what to expect from his forthcoming album, King & Sufferin. The Death Of finds Leon singing on more of an equal footing as his rapping. The overall feel of this project is warmer — thanks to the electronic and dance elements — than his previous releases, and it’s easy to tell Leon is trying something new to great effect.
If I have to think about it: Currently, Sean Leon is one of the most promising talents out of Toronto. Stylistically, this guy doesn't sound like anyone else in the post-Drake wave that is flooding Canada right now. He keeps company with the likes of Daniel Caesar and whoever else is in IXXI doing dope work. So trust me, if this is foreshadowing his next project, Black Sheep Nirvana, I'm geeked.