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Listen To Dante Leon's Shape-Shifting R&B Cut "Roses"

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Roses

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The Toronto vocalist and producer surprises at every turn of his new single.


"I'm from a spot where it's frozen," says Dante Leon on his latest single "Roses." The frozen spot he's speaking of is Toronto, and his half-rapped half-sung cadence feels immediately in line with the city's burgeoning music scene. At the same time, Dante separates himself from the pack with dynamic, future-R&B production. It's moody and shadowy enough to play on OVO Sound Radio, but also has shiny, punchy synths that sound like a hazier, more paranoid take on Timbaland's 90s output. Leon's vocals are also versatile and unpredictable, and the way he doubles them with harmonies, both clean and expertly manipulated, shows not only a studied R&B talent but some serious studio wizardry. Tie it all together with the classic charm of "she needs dozens of roses," and you have a single that shows real promise.

Dante released "The Sky" in April. Listen to it here.

Quotable Lyrics:
I've been smoking
Oh my god, I've been smoking
I'm in that joker
Oh you know I'm not joking
Got love for my soldiers
I got love for my soldiers
She got that potent
She need dozens of roses


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