Leon Thomas Takes Us To His "Breaking Point" On Latest Release

The emotional song previously appeared in a Beats by Dre spot starring LeBron and Bronny James.

BYHayley Hynes

Back in May, Ty Dolla $ign shared the exciting news that he would be officially launching his EZMNY Records label. Along with that came the introduction of his first signee – Leon Thomas.

"Leon’s talent was just a higher level from every other singer or producer that I was hearing," the "Spicy" hitmaker told Billboard at the time. "The fact that he was doing everything himself from playing bass to working Logic and Pro Tools [was amazing]. From the first song I heard, I knew he was one of them ones."

Actor Leon Thomas III attends the premiere of "Flatliners" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on September 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Since then, we've heard Thomas' talent speak for itself on "Love Jones" back in August. He and Ty Dolla came together for the single, but now, he's back with a song of his own.

On Monday (December 12), the rising recording artist took us to his "Breaking Point." As Revolt notes, the song was previously used in a Beats by Dre advertisement starring LeBron James and his son, Bronny.

The emotional song finds the Illinois native reflecting on how he can nurture a fading relationship. "Slow dancing in this burning house, I don't wanna go nowhere / It's hard for me to listen when there's miles and miles of distance," he sings.

Other appearances from Ty Dolla $ign's first signee can be found on Phony Ppl's "to get home" as well as Steelo's "Lord Knows."

Stream Leon Thomas' "Breaking Point" on Spotify or Apple Music below. Additionally, find more recent R&B arrivals on our weekly playlist update here.

Quotable Lyrics:

Slow dancing in this burning house, I don't wanna go nowhere
It's hard for me to listen when there's miles and miles of distance
Feel your heart is drifting but you're right there
I call you home but I might be alone, I can hear it in your tone
We're in the danger zone


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.