GRAMMY®-nominated artist Leon Thomas shared his new single, “Crash & Burn” (with Blxst) [Remix]. Reflecting on a series of superficial relationships, Thomas contemplates changing it up and moving from Cali to Mississippi. Blxst – who released his debut album Before You Go in 2022 and has also earned acclaim for his collaborations with Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign (“Chosen”) and Kendrick Lamar and Amanda Reifer (“Die Hard”) – adds a hard-hitting verse, spinning his own cautionary tale of L.A. romance. Listen HERE. View the visualizer HERE.
Thomas’ original version of the emotional, gospel-tinged “Crash & Burn” appears on his debut album, Electric Dusk, which was recently released via EZMNY Records/Motown Records. Named after Los Angeles’ longest-running drive-in theatre, Electric Dusk serves as the acclaimedsinger/songwriter/producer’s love letter to cinema. Listen to Electric Dusk HERE.
Exploring love, heartbreak and growth while transporting listeners into an alternative reality, the album is sonically diverse – from the soft, soul-strumming breakup ballad “Breaking Point” to “Love Jones” feat. Ty Dolla $ign, a vibey slow jam expressing Thomas’ love for both the city of Los Angeles and his lady, to the guitar-forward grooviness of the “Blue Hundreds.”
Thomas – who was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his work on Drake and Rick Ross’ “Gold Roses” and co-produced SZA’s No. 1 hit “Snooze” with Babyface – talks about the path that led him to Electric Dusk in this recent VIBE Q&A. He was joined by Ty Dolla $ign, who selected Thomas as the first signing to his EZMNY Records, in this Rolling Stone interview.