Leapling is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes. Moving in new directions of pop brilliance, Arnes stripped down the band's art-pop exploration and found himself immersed in a bright new power-pop sound. Layered, nuanced, and full of musical deviation, but the results are coherent and evocative with swift arrangements and straight-forward yet deeply layered pop songs.
Joined by Alejandro Salazar Dyer (drums), the quartet slimmed down to a trio resulting in a new energy and an earnest rawness that comes from a more minimalist approach. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the power-pop of Big Star and The Kinks, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O'Rourke, and the timelessness of the Motown and Philly soul sound, Leapling have pulled their influences together, with no ideas left unturned.
Sean Henry, aka Boy Crush, is a Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter.