We first met Michael Leonard Simmons in April of this year upon the release of his single “Beyond Me.” That track introduced a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer from Tampa, Florida with the noble vision of bringing light into a dark world, through music.
After a long hiatus from the music industry, Michael Leonard Simmons returned as a solo artist in 2020 and quickly made up for lost time. Since his appropriately titled debut “The Return,” he has produced a remarkable volume of work. In less than two years he has released two full length albums and nearly two dozen singles. With a sound that slides freely between Pop, R&B and Hip-hop, Simmons creates deeply personal, thoughtful and spiritual music with a positive but deadly serious vibe.
“Tell Me” is the latest single from Michael Leonard Simmons, released worldwide to all major streaming services on November 1, 2021. The song rides a chill lo-fi groove built on lower-register, minor-key piano chords and a slightly psychedelic Trap beat. Vocally, Michael alternates between a soulful Dark Pop chorus and a rapid-fire, yet almost whispered rap in the verse. He sings of the insecurity and uncertainty of new love and the difficulty of searching for something real in a damaged world.
We struggle to even tell people we actually love, that we love them (verbally). We were made to love. It’s needed to shine light into this hateful world.Michael Leonard Simmons
Check out “Tell Me” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Michael Leonard Simmons. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this insightful and prolific artist.