Leif Coffield delves into a doomed, dystopian romance in his forthcoming single, bloodstains & love notes
Leif Coffield’s new single is a sonic exploration of toxicity and feelings of entrapment, establishing the 24-year-old as one of the most authentic and exciting young artists around.
The follow-up to monsta-san – a track hailed by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway as “a lovely little self-produced pop nugget with elements of indie, 80’s pop and a bit of reggae” – bloodstains & love notes is every bit as ambitious, unpredictable and inimitably dark as you would expect.
Inspired by “feelings of heartbreak, self-hatred and worthlessness,” the new single creeps under your skin as sinister, synthesised vocals race against a relentless ticking. “Look around, can you say what you see, I wanna know if they’re following me,” Leif whispers, as distorted synths and strings carry the track until the clock stops, and time runs out.
Leif’s music acts as an electro-infused, bass-heavy bridge into a gothic dreamland that’s beautiful; woozy; and heart-wrenchingly angst-ridden, all at once.
With tangible influences from across the musical spectrum, including Bon Iver, Kanye West and Billie Eilish, Leif Coffield refuses to be categorised into one genre or style. What can be certain of Leif is an unbridled talent and a desire to stray from the norm, resulting in music that sets the hyper-modern against the macabre. This is pop music with bite.