It’s time for another episode of On Track!
In case you missed the update at the top of the month… yes, I’m officially back for a second round of: On Track, my series focused on bringing you intimate sit-down interviews with rising queer talent and fierce allies. New podcast episodes are premiering weekly on Thursdays – Subscribe HERE!
Today (September 17), season two continues with rising star Leon Else!
The London-bred multi-talent began exploring his love for music at the age of 12, using his creativity as escapism from his rough upbringing. Interested in all things the arts, Leon saved his money to ditch life at home for dance school, and over the years has performed in Kenneth MacMillan‘s ballet “Winter Dreams” and musicals, including “Sinatra” and “Oklahoma!” After an opportunity to star in Guido Contini-directed film Nine, Leon decided to leave the dance world to pursue music. In 2018, Leon was properly introduced to the pop scene with the glorious “My Kind of Love” from the hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Since then, he’s been quietly claiming his independence as an artist and individual, and creating music he feels is authentically himself.
On this episode (recorded back in March), Jon Ali dives into his challenging upbringing, struggles with mental health, dancing career, that Elton John phone call, the advice Kate Hudson game him… yes that Kate Hudson, the music he’s been working on, as well as his plans for the future and much more.
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Captured and edited by: Matthew Dean Stewart