Leo Spauls premieres his neon-hued, ethereal video for the single, ”Heaven’s Deep Blue Sky”.
Directed by the Polish cinematographer, Łukasz Pytlik, “Heaven’s Deep Blue Sky” narrates a love story we can all relate to: losing the one who is most important.
Spauls states, “All of the things you’ve done together, everything you’ve built together, is gone. You are back from where you started, and there is no going back. But you don’t want to see it, you want to leave this Earth, fly away from it because the pain is too big. It’s actually a gay love song, but it’s the same if you are straight. This gay stuff is so old, it’s not about if you are gay anymore, it’s about the feelings we all share, no matter who you are.”
”The dream was too big. I couldn’t see myself in it, so I chose a life in theater. But when Bowie suddenly died two years ago, I said to myself, ‘you must do something with the music you have written – one day you will be gone, and it will all be for nothing’. Now I’m back where I started from. It’s gone full circle. Don’t think I’ve been to the theater since.”
Leo Spauls is a musician based in Sweden who started his artistic career in theater with childhood friends just outside of Stockholm. Having written pop songs for over 25 years, Spauls released his debut album in 2016 and his second release, a collaboration with David Bowie’s pianist Mike Garson, will be out this summer.
Spauls’ debut EP Alla dagar jag väntat (translated to ‘Tired of Waiting’) was recorded with the urge to have full control over the project. Now moving forward and working in collaboration with several artists, he’s let go.
“I was at a point in life where I needed to decide whether to give this a try, or just bury it forever. It had been so many years since I started writing music.”
Musically, Spauls is inspired by the likes of John Grant, Arcade Fire, Toy, St. Lenox, Perfume Genius, Florence and the Machine, and Fever Ray. He’s also driven creatively through chaos, sadomasochistic sex, the complexity of the modernists, James Joyce, and the ability to create your own universe.