It’s a Brillobox night in Pittsburgh. As we like to do with Indiecent Exposure, we’ll skip the formalities of “OMG this is exciting” and “I hope they play this song” and help you out with something about the artist that you can:
Ellis Ludwig-Leone: the hidden musician (that’s what I’m calling him at least).
His songs are sung by other people, and the concept of the album is a character-based fictional love story between a male and female lead. So, to clarify, Ludwig-Leone is the musical composer and lyric-writer for San Fermin, but he won’t be singing and the songs are not (directly) about him. I don’t know if he will be playing any of the instruments or not, but yeah I’m all about trying to find out tonight at Brillo. I think we’ll find him on the keys.
What speaks to me the most with respect to San Fermin is not Ludwig-Leone’s ability to distance himself from the front-and-center spotlight of the band, it’s the life stage that he’s willing and able to communicate through his characters. Check out this NPR interview because obviously he can explain his visions better than I can, but he’s telling a tale of the life decisions we make in our early twenties that will affect us for the rest of our lives and the stress that can generate. Pretty cool stuff. This is an exciting show, should be a priority if you can make your way to Bloomfield.