In the wake of a huge 2018 for the East Londoner, whose impactful singles “Lavender” and “bumpintheroad“, tackling issues including drug use, mental health and the preconceptions about teenage life, hailed him as a voice of the youth, Leyma has returned with new single “ExtraExtra“.
Leyma’s candid lyrical insights are set against a backdrop of amalgamated genres, bringing together elements of Hip Hop, Indie, R&B and Alternative Pop to craft something entirely unique and refreshingly relevant. A new song, a new topic to tackle, Leyma does his best at being brutally honest on the idea of social media and the effects it has.
Speaking about ‘ExtraExtra’ Leyma said:
“I liked the old imagery of newspapers and taking a step back from being in front of the screens that we surround ourselves with every day. Becoming 18 and seeing how much instagram or whatever rules the people I know, me included, sort of opened my eyes a bit. I think the way we rely on our phones and constant communication with everyone’s a bit jarring.”