Imagine if the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields” was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the music video was directed by Peter Sellars. You’d be in the ballpark for the new album, Darling Destroyer, by Austin’s Leopold and his Fiction. Sporting a new look and a gritty, motor city perspective, frontman Daniel Leopold brings newfound clarity and intent to his songs after taking a brief hiatus from the project. Leopold is backed up by Alexander “Z” Lynch on bass and vocals, Jeremy Holmsley on keyboards and vocals, and Mark Henne on drums, all of whom bring punk-rock energy to this blues/R&B ensemble. Leopold and his Fiction stopped by Studio 1A to preview some tunes on the new album, check it out below!
– James Parker