Leland make his long-awaited return to planet pop this week with the release of his brand new single, “Bad At Letting Go” – an vibrant, 80’s inspired pop banger that sees the American songwriter/producer ruminate in the emotional abyss of heartbreak following the breakdown of a relationship.
Co-written and produced by the singer along with Peter Thomas (Pink, Betty Who, Carly Rae Jepson), the track serves as Leland’s first solo release since 2019’s “Another Lover”.
In a press statement accompanying the singles release, the “Middle Of Heartbreak” singer says of the track: “The song takes place within the blip of time where a relationship has just ended but you and your now ex are the only people who know it. You put a pause on processing the breakup and channel all of that emotion into a crisis induced dance where you feel everything, and nothing.”
Listen to “Bad At Letting Go” below:
Since making his debut back in 2011, Leland’s work has gone on to impact pop culture across music, TV and film.
As a songwriter, the LA based artist has penned huge tracks for artists including Selena Gomez, Charli XCX, Ava Max and Troye Sivan (in 2019 he received a Best Original Song nomination at the Golden Globes for Sivan’s heartfelt ballad ‘Revelation’), whilst his work on the small screen has seen him serve as composer, on-camera mentor and consulting producer on RuPaul’s Drag Race for a number of years.
As a recording artist in his own right, following the release of his debut single “Mattress”, Leland signed a deal with Universal Music and has opened for fellow performers Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Normani and Betty Who on various US and international tours.
Leland – Mattress (High As A Kite Version)
“Bad At Letting Go” is available to download / stream now