No words for Sasha’s journeys

Strathfield performer Sasha Leonov decided to give his voice a rest on his latest album, Towards Mirages.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter instead decided to let the piano and guitar do all the talking for him, creating what he hopes is an album that will let listeners draw their own conclusions.

Sasha Leonov

Sasha Leonov

“Generally I’ve always preferred instrumental music – it doesn’t tell you what to feel or how to react,” he said.

“People can bring their own experiences to the songs and make their own soundtrack, which is why I think it works so well.”

Completed in both Sydney and overseas, a highlight for Sasha was getting to play a Spanish guitar.

“This is the first time I’ve released with a Spanish guitar, which I’ve wanted to use for a long time,” Sasha said.

“I love the instrument.”

Travelling and living abroad has influenced much of Sasha’s music. He admitted that the songs on Towards Mirages were inspired by his time spent in Europe, Mexico and Morocco.

“It’s very much based upon my journeys and experiences and what I’ve felt and learnt,” he explained.

By Mitchell Jordan

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