Leo Reilly, also known by his stage name LoveLeo, is a multifaceted talent who has made waves across the entertainment industry. Born with a creative spark, Leo's journey began when he was just a kid, inspired by a friend's "really bad" rap song shared on SoundCloud. This pivotal moment ignited Leo's passion for music, prompting him to purchase a budget microphone and explore a variety of beats on YouTube. His musical style evolved from offbeat indie rock interpretations to a unique brand of SoundCloud rap with shades of "Ugly God."
While studying fashion in San Francisco, Leo continued to experiment with his sound, ultimately crafting an upbeat and infectious style that drew inspiration from a wide range of musical influences. Back at his childhood home near the San Gabriel Mountains, he composed his breakout single, "BOYFREN," in his bedroom while his parents prepared dinner. Despite its quirky, laconic nature, the song, which delves into the complexities of unrequited love and jealousy, captivated listeners with its catchy melody and eccentric music video featuring Leo's face projected onto an egg and whimsical whistling.
"BOYFREN" catapulted Leo to viral fame in late 2019, setting the stage for his follow-up single, "Rosie," recorded in the same creative space. This song continued Leo's trademark of blending catchy melodies with relatable lyrics, exploring the psychological dynamics of dating apps and real-world relationships.
Leo's artistic journey extends beyond music, as he has also made a name for himself in the fashion world, collaborating with brands such as Saint Laurent, Doc Martens, Louis Vuitton, and L'Oreal. His acting debut in HBO's hit show "Sex Lives of College Girls" Season 2 further showcases his versatility and creative prowess.
Recognized as part of the emerging creative talent wave encompassing fashion, music, art, and activism, Leo Reilly's star continues to rise. His name has graced prestigious publications such as GQ, VMAN, DAZED, i-D, PAPER, New York Mag, and more. With his unique blend of music and fashion, Leo Reilly, aka LoveLeo, stands on the cusp of a promising and exciting artistic career.