London-based Greek indie-pop star Leon Of Athens has released the official video for his new single ‘Utopia’. The track is taken from the forthcoming album Xenos, which is due on February 9 through Universal. The video is directed by Gregory Rentis and written by the award winning and Oscar nominated screenwriter Efthimis Filippou (Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It is set in a Black Mirror-style alternative present and follows the love story of a man (played by Leon) and his romantic relationship with a plant in a world where plants are treated like humans and romantic relationships form between them.
‘Utopia’ is the first of two beautifully cinematic videos being released as Leon approaches the release of Xenos. Working with acclaimed Greek directors and award winning cinematographers they have produced dramatic, surrealistic works of art – eye-catching and thought provoking – which showcase the breadth and vision of the forthcoming album.
Leon Of Athens will be touring the UK extensively in support of Xenos throughout February, appearing at many universities around the country. He will play 20-dates including six performances in London. Following this he heads to the USA in March, where he performs at Okeechobee Festival in Florida alongside the likes of Arcade Fire, Travis Scott & Foster The People and at South By South West in Austin, Texas.
LEON OF ATHENS UK TOUR DATES
02/02 – London, The Lexington
12/02 – High Wycombe, Bucks New University
12/02 – London, Royal Holloway University
13/02 – Colchester, University Of Essex
14/02 – Bath, Bath Spa University
15/02 – Northampton, University Of Northampton
16/02 – London, Queen Mary
16/02 – London, University College London
18/02 – London, Camden Market
18/02 – London, Paper Dress Vintage
19/02 – Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University
19/02 – Loughborough, Loughborough University
20/02 – Newcastle, Keele University
20/02 – Liverpool, University Of Liverpool
21/02 – Huddersfield, University Of Huddersfield
21/02 – Bradford, University Of Bradford
22/02 – Newcastle, Newcastle University
22/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria University
22/02 – York, University Of York