LA-based singer/songwriter Brett Laughlin (LELAND) had successfully evaded the wide net cast from bloggers for a while now. It’s a shame that his song, ‘Aware’ has only been heard for the first time now, at the moment it has had a second lease of life and is soaring its way through HypeMachine’s charts.
Aware exudes a sleek, polished confidence with a truly anthemic hook driving the song into your consciousness. The song itself cross polinates old and new styles and gives it a stir with an almost jittery synth that cuts through LELAND’s falsetto as the main focal-point. By the time it launches into the chorus, your head will be bobbing in time. Great effort.