LELAND AND THE SILVER WELLS is a Los Angeles based artist who grew up in San Francisco, painting, studying photography, and absorbing the the goodness of art, in general.
“I think my expressions in both music and photography grew out of a need to collaborate and be social,” stated Leland.
“When I write a song, I am working to complete it so I can convene with other people to make it come alive. The song to me is the blueprint or the script that allows the real magic of collaboration to unfold. It becomes greater than the sum of its parts, and it is exhilarating to give birth to something that is the result of like minds plugging into the One Mind and creating magic in that moment. That, to me, is the high of art. Music to me is the superlative high of collaboration, so immediate and beyond mind and words.”
“This album was the product of many years of stops and starts in songwriting after the birth of my daughter,” Leland explains.
“After I had her, it became very difficult to write, and I thought I would never be able to complete a song again. The songs on this album are composed of many of the scattered fragments I could come up with over these years, which I revisited on my iPhone and which miraculously came to life. After I composed three songs, I called my producer Marc Doten and we embarked on a two-year recording process. I worked with many of the same musicians I had worked with on my previous albums, but this time we spent a lot more time rehearsing, and we were able to create some interesting tempo changes and musical shifts that evolved during rehearsal.”
‘We Dissolve’ is an extension of Leland’s journey to the now. The lessons and the experiences, layered within, bursts out so that the masses can help sculpt the flames of what drives her. The 60’s psyche rock influenced song is poignant and relative, striving and doing its best to drive the story. And we think that’s tops.
Kudos, Leland. Kudos.