TRACK PREMIERE: Nathan Leigh “The Things We Do”

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wellfleet harborThe best way to get you past that mid-week slump is hearing a new tune. And here at Infectious, we have the perfect song to help you muster up the strength to make it to the weekend.

Nathan Leigh’s new track “The Things We Do” is quite personal. He draws inspiration from a tough time in not only his life, but the lives of others too.

You can check out the song below, as well as a quote from Nathan himself. 

“The Things That We Do” is a really personal song. I wrote it while I was dealing with some of the chronic pain issues from lung surgery I had a few years back, and going back and forth on various pain medication, and thinking a lot about the people in my life who struggle in their own ways with addiction and dependency on different chemicals. I wanted to try to paint a more human picture of addiction; to show that whatever our society may say about people who struggle with addiction, it’s all just humans trying to deal with pain and hopelessness in their own ways. My brilliant collaborators on that video Alyssa Kim, Hannah Jane Frederick, and Emilia Aghamirzai turned that into a sort of expressionistic take of a person wrestling with their demons, and finally, I hope, conquering them.

Hailed as “a songbook for our time,” indie folk producer and songwriter Nathan Leigh‘s 2012 album A Life In Transit explored the highs and lows of touring life. Splitting his time between the life of a touring musician and a theater composer, Nathan Leigh has performed in venues across the country and had his music featured in over 300 plays from South Africa to Greece.

With former Super Mirage bandmate Kyle Jarrow, Nathan co-created the musicals Big Money (WTF Boris Segall Fellowship 2008) and The Consequences (World Premiere 2012 at WHAT). Collaborating with Jason Slavick and the Liars and Believers ensemble, Nathan Leigh composed scores for adaptations of Song of Songs and Icarus (NYMF 2013). He is the composer and co-lyricist for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to Romance, Robots and Soul-Crushing Loneliness (NYC Fringe 2015) with book writer Megan Sass.

Since 2010, Nathan has worked for AFROPUNK as staff music reviewer and producer for the monthly AFROPUNK Mixtape series. Nathan is a founding member of the Peoples Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, now in its 5th year of radical street theater and puppetry.

Keep up with Nathan by following him on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

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Managing Editor of this lovely magazine! Music is my passion & I aim to make people love it as much as I do. I love concerts, cats, & quoting song lyrics on social media.

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