Leopold and His Fiction Release Video for
“Who Am I” Today
Watch via American Songwriter + Share the Video below
Touring with Bush and She Wants Revenge
New Album Darling Destroyer Out Now
Austin’s Leopold and His Fiction have released the video for their song “Who Am I” today via American Songwriter. The track appears on their fourth studio album, Darling Destroyer, out now on ILA Music. Watch and share the video here.
Frontman Daniel Leopold tells American Songwriter about the inspiration behind the track: “Who am I? As apparent in the song title. Lost in a sea of self -doubt and of furtive self-analysis of where we might fit in, pitted against those you thought we’re on your side. Who am I to burden myself with other people’s demands? Who am I to care why people are they way they are? When people make their selfishness apparent and therein no getting out harms way, cut them out. Because, Who am I to change some one for my benefit? Who am I, if anyone at all?”
Leopold and His Fiction are currently on tour supporting Bush and She Wants Revenge, with upcoming dates in with upcoming dates in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and more. See complete tour dates below.
For their fourth studio album, Darling Destroyer lead singer Daniel credits his Detroit heritage for the musical influence. “I hear my upbringing in this album more than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” Daniel says. “The songs were telling me, ‘This is what you’re made of, so trust it.’” Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop-minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins.
Throughout Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction reveal their gritty ingenuity by merging delicately crafted lyrics with blistering guitar work. Co-produced by Daniel, Vance Powell and Chris “Frenchie” Smith (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ringo Deathstarr, Jet), Darling Destroyer proves Daniel’s easy prowess as a frontman, his vocals endlessly shifting from brutal wail to tender serenade. That unhinged yet nuanced performance reaches a glorious peak on “I’m Caving In,” which Daniel initially penned as a country song but eventually twisted into a heart-stopping blues number.
8/4 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music
8/5 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
8/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
8/9 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage *
8/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre *
8/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
8/12 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Events Center *
8/14 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s
8/15 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Café
8/16 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
8/17– Little Rock, AR – Sticky’z Rock N Roll
8/18 – Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving
8/19 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
* with Bush, She Wants Revenge