While he's created his own artistic path as a vocalist and musician, Leo Napier is no stranger to collaboration with front-runners of the electronic hiphop, soul and funk trades. So much that he is already a well-positioned voice being recognized (and remixed) by many.
His recent smash-hit along side GRiZ entitled “Before I Go” presented somber lyrics of struggle on top of magnicifent electro funk beats. Shortly after this, Leo released both his own version of "Before I Go" as well as a live version showing a stark contrast between each interpretation of the same track.
With his debut album Mind Up EP due out this Autumn, we're expected to get a mixed bag of interpretations. With "Can't Change Crazy", we get Leo's signature neo-soul sound turned inside-out by Defunk's gargantuan production.
Defunk crafts a break-through, all-inclusive version of "Can't Change Crazy" with pleasant melodies electrified by head-splitting bass synths. Following their collaboration "American Cheddar", we see the cohesion between the two artists. Their chemcial infusion of acoustic elements, vocals and Defunk's massive redefinition marks a renewed place for funk and soul in the modern world.