Czech synth singer Never Sol has just premiered her latest video, ‘Leon’.
With its vintage aesthetic, the video, directed by Jaroslav Moravec, shows a glamorous woman giving away 100 euro notes to people in a poor, remote rural community, and feeling liberated by her acts. The more politically-inclined might interpret this clip as a celebration of charity, but for the singer, Leon is a tribute to the feeling of freedom and resilience rather than any particular ideas.
“I wanted to articulate this feeling of freedom, strength, and resilience, because I think it’s important to remind ourselves that we need to keep on going, and fight for peace and freedom because they can never be taken for granted,” Never Sol told The Calvert Journal.
If her previous works rely on the delicacy of her voice and more simple musical arrangements, ‘Leon’ is Never Sol’s masterpiece, spotlighting her deep, intoxicating voice, enhanced by complex, orchestra-like synthesisers.
An alumna of the Jazz Academy of Music and Ethnology in Prague, as well as the Tokyo edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, Never Sol, also known as Sara Vondraskova, debuted in 2013 with the album Under Quiet. Her latest album, Chamaleo, was released in 2018.