PRODUCED BY AE: “The Album V, Part One” by Leslie Nuss

Upon suggestion by the lovely Brynne Zaniboni (thanks, grrl!), singer-songwriter Leslie Nuss reached out to me all the way from Indiana seeking a female producer to bring a collection of wise, effulgent songs to completion. Despite having never met me, Leslie bravely hopped on a plane and walked into our studio with her heart wide open, offering what I’d argue are some of her best performances (not that I’m biased or anything, haha) for two EPs worth of material. Some of the songs were sketched mostly into place, some of them had to be reconstructed, all of them were steeped in passion.

largeIn addition to being prolific writer, Leslie is a talented designer, clothes maker, and visual artist. I love watching her inspiration-lid pop open and her creativity spill out in every direction. She’s an art tornado. Anthony (who handled mixing, drums, and percission), LN, and I have been enjoying such great synergy that we’re finishing a third and about to start working on a fourth EP! You can purchase the first EP of this series, with mastering by Greg Calbi and jaw-droppingly gorgeous art by Melissa Washburn, at CDbaby and Pledge Music.

Listen to the first single, “Glory Days” on Spotify: