Christian Leave Announces New EP
Christian Akridge, best known as Christian Leave, is the definition of a multi-threat — musically talented with an acclaimed bedroom pop career in tow, and skilled with the gift of comedic timing, Christian is a force to be reckoned with, and a force that audiences can’t help but flock toward.
Recently, Christian returned with a brand new single, a gospel-hued anthem entitled “Why Not?”, alongside an accompanying music video. Today, he announces his highly anticipated forthcoming EP (and brand new shoulder tattoo), Superstar (out November 4). Over a year in the making, the project lampoons fame while narrating the nuances of power imbalances and “finding your people”, while additionally exhibiting Christian at his most honest.
Alongside the announcement, Christian’s newest single, “Pull”, arrives. On the orchestral track (produced, engineered, and recorded by Yves Rothman; mastered by Mike Bozzi; and mixed by Collin Dupuis), Christian is at his melancholic best — packaging the heartache of youth in a late-night drive soundtrack.
“‘Pull’ is an empathetic letter to the development and change inside or outside of a relationship. As hectic as it may be to feel and experience on the receiving end, we’re all constantly facing transition. I had to learn to take a step back and allow myself to grow in tandem rather than fight against things outside of my own control. This is me reconciling with my own changes.”