Today, our new music spotlight is on Leyma.

Location: London

Line-up: Max Hanley

About: Having made his debut in November 2017 with the self-recorded and produced EP, ‘W O R S T’, the self-released single ‘youtreatme’ was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, receiving over 480k streams to date.

In 2018, Leyma signed with SO Recordings, releasing three official singles, ‘Lavender’, ‘Bumpintheroad’ and ‘ExtraExtra’, earning Leyma a place in NME’s list of artists to watch in 2019. ‘ExtraExtra’ has also seen notable DJ support from the likes of Huw Stephens.

Drawing influence from everyday surroundings and those closest to him, Leyma can often be heard recounting struggles amongst the youth culture of today. With Leyma engrossed in that very same scene, he’s gained a loyal fanbase, which has made him one of the most exciting and relevant acts currently emerging from the Capital.

What Hidden Herd say: Leyma returns with a trademark dose of his low-fi bedroom melancholia; a style that flits between hip hop and indie with gentle jazz undertones. The result is something refreshingly poignant – the undeniable sound of your summer, kissed with a London sheen.

For fans of: Loyle Carner, Rex Orange County


Latest track: ‘tonyjaffa’