Dark, surreal, avant-classical torch songs
LEYA is the intriguing NY-based duo of Marilu Donovan (Eartheater, Julie Byrne) and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz (PC Worship, The Dreebs).
Deconstructing the typical harp & violin sounds by means of unorthodox tunings, unusual playing techniques, amplification and the use of effects allows them to create a tension by which their ‘pop songs’ take on a creepy atmosphere. Add Markiewicz’ falsetto & whispery singing voice to that and you can instantly imagine yourself in an enchanting dark underworld.
In 2018, the duo released the very fine ‘The Fool’ on NNA Tapes and a soundtrack for the erotic film ‘I Love You’, directed by Brooke Candy and produced by PornHub.
For fans of Eartheater, Felicia Atkinson, Mary Lattimore
In the press ‘LEYA creates music that demands and rewards focused, attentive listening. ‘ Nashville Scene