Singer and musician, Leetham comes at you with rich melodies. Utilizing electronic synths and mesmerizing drum patterns, Leetham is sure to please.
I had a back and forth Q&A with Leetham, Here’s some of the things we talked about.
Hey, very happy to welcome you to the Radio Show and Podcast community. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. Introduce yourself to the community.
Hello! I am also very excited to be here today. My name is Luke Leetham but I go by Leetham. I’m an independent queer artist who is working really hard to spread my music to larger horizons. I consider my music to be an eclectic mix of various genres, with a pop influence always being found in what I create.
One thing that I’m always interested in, when I sit down and chat with artists is, what their defining moment was that they knew that they wanted to be in music… What was that moment in time for you?
I remember being eight years old and watching one of my dad’s friends playing piano in the mall while people were cheering him on and throwing money into his basket. It was in that moment I knew that’s what I wanted to do when I was older. I begged my parents to put me into piano lessons after that experience, which I immediately started to loathe doing. Luckily for me, my parents tricked me into thinking my piano lessons were linked to a contract that
said I couldn’t quit until I was 16. I eventually fell in love with it and it’s been my guiding musical influence in my life ever since.
Leetham states: “My producer is a good friend of mine that I’ve known for a while through the Utah music scene, Bad Heather. In regards to mixing, I actually found my mixer, Auden, through Twitter in a thread about queer artists looking for work and I’m really thankful I reached out and found such great talent to help me out.
What motivates you? Not just in your music but in your normal life as well.
I want to leave something behind in this world when I go. I believe that I’ll feel I’ve made it when I know that what I have done was loved, respected, and influential to people. I’m able to constantly push myself to work not only harder but smarter every time I remind myself that the work I am doing can be something that lasts far beyond my years here.
I am personally on a mission to get good music heard by everyone. What is one thing that bothers you the most about trying to come up in the music world today and, do you prefer being underground or, is the mainstream something you strive for?
What bothers me the most about coming up in the music industry is how many artists feel closed off about the resources and avenues they used to become successful. I believe that as creatives we should be a community and therefore we owe it to each other to share support and advice. My goal with my music is for people to enjoy it; whether that comes from being underground or mainstream, it makes no difference to me. I would love a Grammy though….
I, myself, personally think that there’s too much social media out there to keep up with. I understand why it’s necessary but there’s a ton of it out there. What are your feelings on social media and music today?
Social Media is a double-edged sword. The state of music today has made it so that you need to be constantly engaging with your supporters and fans because they’re the ones who make your dream become a reality. So in that regard, I think it’s just simply the best way to make your music get out into the world. For me, the hardest part of social media in the music industry is that it makes it so much easier to compare yourselves to others, which often leads to more self-destruction rather than introspection.
Factoring a grading scale on all fronts. Leethem has the look and the voice to back his music up. It is professionally produced and will appeal to both fans of electronic music and pop as well. He is very versatile in his craft and I have no doubt we will be hearing more from him in near future. Taking everything into Consideration I will grade not just the music but his social presence as well as an 8 of 10. Check Leetham out on the following links.
Thank you, Leetham for this interview. Any Shout-Outs?
Thank you for this opportunity. Shoutout to my friends, fans, my team and my boyfriend! I wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys!