Those who found themselves immersed in the folk-rock ways of The Chordaes know all too well what Leo Sawikin is capable of as a musician, but since stepping into his own as a solo artist he’s not only grown but in many ways evolved. The proof has been displayed in everything he’s released from his double A-side to his latest single from his debut LP ‘Row Me Away,’ “A Whole World Waiting.”
The latest from Leo Sawikin showcases the tale of someone pushing themselves past the devastation of a breakup and heading into the world sort of blind. It’s how many feel after leaving a relationship they thought was endgame but turned out to be nothing but temporary, but at the same time – there’s this more universal feel to it. After more than a year of uncertainty due to the pandemic, many will relate to the overall tone of the song as the haze continues to clear and we try to not only grasp at what normalcy we had but move ahead not knowing what tomorrow brings.
Lyrically, this song does present itself as something you’d hear and immediately take to heart. Musically, Leo Sawikin would play alongside the likes of Jason Mraz, Matchbox 20, and Train on a playlist and be able to hold his own thanks to intriguing arrangements and the apparent heart he displays with every word that leaves his lips.
That take the personal and make it universal seems to be something that plays out in the entirety of Leo Sawikin’s upcoming release. He notes of the album, “Overall, the new album reflects this feeling that you’ve missed out on the best the world has to offer, and just the pervading sense that things are getting more difficult in the world – and every attending emotion that goes along with it. It’s kind of like letting go of that and trying to figure out what you do after everything falls apart.”
“A Whole World Waiting” is the latest single from Leo Sawikin’s upcoming full-length debut, ‘Row Me Away,’ which will be dropping in Fall 2021.
Written by Kendra Beltran