At 21 years old and with a short career in music, Leyes and his great artistic potential never ceases to amaze us. His first song “Pichaera” already exceeds 250,000 views on YouTube and more than 50,000 on Spotify, while his most recent single “Tímida” is already reaching 350,000 views on YouTube, a great success. Sometimes called “El Leyes”, or affectionately “Leyesito”, Leyes has not stopped growing, surpassing himself and evolving since his first hit.
For those who haven’t watched it, the official video for “Tímida” is now available on Leyes’ official YouTube channel, which already has almost 1 million subscribers, also a huge achievement for the artist. Watch it here.
Since the age of 5, Leyes played basketball participating in several local leagues and competitions, however, later in his adolescence, he decided not to pursue a professional career in sports to focus fully on business and music. Since he began experimenting with his voice and melodies, he discovered that he had great songwriting potential. His melodic approach to reggaeton puts him in line with other Latin artists such as Jhay Cortez, Mora, Lunay, Lyanno, among others.
Moving from the reggaeton “Pichaera” to “Tímida”, an R&B with a hint of sensuality, Leyes is clearly a versatile artist: “My career is considerably short, but I have discovered that I really like to experiment in new genres and it is part of this path of finding yourself artistically, your identity, where you flow best in terms of sounds and so on,” Leyes tells us.
Speaking of versatility, Leyes affirms that he is not closed to any particular genre and would even like to experiment with Latin trap in the future as well: “I love to compose catchy and commercial reggaeton songs, but I also have a very special appreciation for Lyanno-style R&B, I have many songs saved in that style and I dream of one day collaborating with him to show my audience that other side of Leyes. And since I don’t close myself, at some point I would even like to show them some trap too, even if it’s not the main thing I’m always going to release”.
“We can’t and we never will stop. The public wants good music, and to feel identified with each lyric. The repercussions that Tímida has had on social networks has been very good, and many women write to me privately telling me that they loved the lyrics, these are all signs that we are on the right track in terms of composition”, Leyes mentioned.
“Tímida” frames a mix and balance between good and bad, the angel and the devil, love and sex or sensuality: “What I wanted to achieve with Tímida is that many women feel identified with
the lyrics, we all have a person that we can and with whom we feel more comfortable and confident in intimacy, it is usually there where one loses shyness, when connecting with that special person,” said Leyes.
Currently, Leyes is a fully independent artist and is not signed to any record label: “At this point in my career, I am open to evaluate proposals for work and to experiment and create a lot. I would love to be able to collaborate not only with many artists on the scene but also with a variety of producers and composers, combining ideas and styles and generating fresh and innovative concepts together,” concluded Leyes.
Clearly Leyes is not a typical artist, as evidenced not only by his versatility and artistic identity, but also by his extensive knowledge and intelligence in the music industry and business in general. His future looks promising, we can only continue to follow his exponential growth.
To not miss his upcoming releases, you can follow Leyes on Instagram and on his official YouTube channel.