Premiere: Micah Edwards Channels His Texas Soul in “Jean Leon”

Micah Edwards © Jeremy Kabala
Micah Edwards © Jeremy Kabala
Sweetly seductive and beautifully tender, Micah Edwards’ new single “Jean Leon” is a soulful seduction taken off his forthcoming LP of the same name.
Stream: “Jean Leon” – Micah Edwards




It’s darkness meeting the light. Fallacy meeting reality. Just because you’ve adapted to brokenness doesn’t mean it has to define your tomorrow.

Sweetly seductive and beautifully tender, Micah Edwards’ new single is a soulful seduction: A vulnerable, radiant confessional from the depths of the heart, filled with warm sounds and smooth grooves, “Jean Leon” is an intimate transformation of pain and darkness into a beautiful inner, shining light.

Jean Leon - Micah Edwards
Jean Leon – Micah Edwards
Baby! I wish I could sing a love song
Baby! But you gotta keep doing me wrong
There was a moment in time I believed
I could never escape your reality
But that was yesterday, now I don’t feel the same
Lady! Sure are a tough act to follow
Oh, lady! Brokenness is all I’ve ever known
But I know the good Lord has far more for me
And I’m not gonna take the gravity
That’s weighing you down
That’s something I will live without

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Jean Leon,” the latest single and title track off Micah Edwards’ forthcoming album (expected later in 2022). A neo-soul artist hailing from Houston, Micah Edwards also goes by the nickname “Mr. Texas Soul,” which fits his art (and aesthetic) all too well. Following last year’s stunningly cinematic lead single “Girl from the Valley” – a song dripping with that classic, harmony-rich Motown sound (horns dazzle and a midway flute solo soars), “Jean Leon finds Edwards returning with a strong undeniable earworm as he prepares to charm our hearts and turn some heads in 2022.

“This track is the foundation of the entire record,” Edwards tells Atwood Magazine. Wrapped up in the jovial groove are my most painfully vulnerable reflections yet. It’s darkness meeting the light. Fallacy meeting reality. Just because you’ve adapted to brokenness doesn’t mean it has to define your tomorrow.”

“Jean Leon” is about shedding old skin and embracing welcoming the new. It’s a song of personal growth and acceptance, healing and redemption, heartache and renewal. Edwards explores his own faith, the bittersweet dissolution of a relationship, and more through heartfelt lyrics that effortlessly channel the spirit of his music.

There was a moment in time I believed
I was in chains and you held the key
But it was all a travesty, Lord help me!
Show me the way
Jean Leon

A feel-good and ultimately cathartic single that resonates with heart, mind, and soul, “Jean Leon” is an uplifting ray of sweet Texas soul we can all fall for. Stream Micah Edwards’ new single exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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