Premiering today via Weirdo Wasteland, L.M. QUEEN, the solo project for The Gooch Palms’ Leroy Macqueen, shares an accompanying video to debut single, “S.M.A”.
Leroy’s love for synth wave has been lingering in the background since he was 16, even playing in a new-wave band till he was 21. Explaining to Weirdo Wasteland, “I was writing this kind of music all through the Gooch Palms years and just shelving the ideas or straight up deleting them as they didn’t ever fit enough.” However he started L.M. QUEEN as “a clean slate to do something completely different.”
Drawing inspiration from a bygone era of overly dramatic synth-pop and dark-wave sounds, “S.M.A”, draws comparisons to New Order, Sisters of Mercy, and Killing Joke.
Excited to start performing live, with an affinity for theatrics and dramatic live shows, the new L.M. QUEEN performances “will be completely ridiculous. Think Phantom of the Opera meets Depeche Mode,” he explains. “I can’t wait to put some performance ideas together and show the world my live show.”
In a time of human isolation, physical separation and unprecedented introspection, the timing couldn’t feel more right for Leroy Macqueen to burst out this dark and moody new solo project.
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The solo project of the Gooch Palms’ Leroy Macqueen.
It’s moody and dramatic dark-wave synth-pop, born out of isolation and introspection.