Yes-or-No: Leon Veremis (Leon of Athens)

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In our latest installment of Yes-or-No, we present Leon Veremis of Leon of Athens. Veremis is from Greece but currently resides in London, and Leon of Athens is his solo project. His sophomore album, Global, was well-received, and his sound has been described as “brainy MGMT-style pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci.” Check out his responses below.

1. Do you exercise regularly? – Yes
2. Do you have a guilty pleasure? – Yes
3. Have you always known you are musically gifted? – Yes
4. Do Greeks do it better? – No
5. Do you have any pre-performance rituals? – Yes
6. Do you have a favorite place to tour? – Yes
7. Is there somewhere you haven’t performed that you would like to? – Yes
8. Is your sophomore album, Global, your best yet? – No
9. Do you have an artist you’ve been dying to collaborate with? – No
10. Do you enjoy performing your music as much as you like creating it? – Yes
11. Do you want children? – Yes
12. In light of Greece’s recent socioeconomic crisis, do you feel pressure to be a positive representation of your country? – Yes
13. Do politics influence your music? – Yes
14. Are you already looking forward to your next album? – Yes
15. In your opinion, are music videos as important as the music itself? – Yes
16. Is your given name actually “Leon”? – Yes and No
17. Do you have a favorite cuisine? – Yes
18. Do you have a favorite Greek musician? – Yes
19. Do you have a favorite holiday? – Yes
20. Did you enjoy answering these questions? – Yes

Disclaimer: Yes-or-No is a segment in which people we select to interview are prompted with 20 questions, and they are asked to respond with either “yes” or “no.”

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