Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has jumped into the world of electronica with new track "Luminescent Dreams," featuring his multi-talented girlfriend Philia Porphyra.
While certainly not the first metal musician to dabble in EDM, Leach is probably the first to release a music video with his girlfriend dancing on a stripper pole. The song–which is probably NSFW as a video–is sensual, hypnotic, and just about every other adjective related to rave culture.
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The song is in demo form but my beautiful and talented girlfriend is not! ? We did this song together called “Luminescent Dreams.” She is a multitalented performer and artist as well as a brilliant poet and writer. Give her a follow @purplespolepoetry ・・・ Repost from @porphyraphilia “So many of you have been asking me when you'd hear Jesse and I sing together well…I'm happy to announce that it has finally happened! @jesse_d_leach and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met. It feels so good to finally say that we’ve created our first song together and paired it up with this dope dance video by @warren_archer filmed at @elementsfestival_ ? I did this performance with a separated shoulder. AC joint was totally messed up. If you look closely when I do the handstand on the pole, you can see how swollen it is on the left side. After this gig, I had to take it easy for several months before returning back to my usual crazy self. Looking back now- I don't know how I was able to pull all this off with such a bad injury, but I do remember how determined and passionate I am about what I do (under any circumstance). I wasnt going to give up. I love hearing both of our voices match up with one another and I’m so damn proud of what we have created. Thank you for being my muse, my best friend, and the love of my life @thewaybackwithin. ? We haven’t figured out a DJ name yet but we are open to suggestions if anyone has any. Please keep in mind that we did this song with zero equipment and it's just a demo at the moment. Thank you to all who listen and appreciate our art. This song is just a teaser and a taste of what we will be creating. More to come in the near future. Dig it? DM me for bookings !!! Accepting dance gigs in the NYC and upstate area, but also willing to travel outside of the East coast if necessary. MY NEXT PERFORMANCE WILL BE IN STATEN ISLAND FEB 8TH WITH @jesse_d_leach DJing FOR @pinupsforpitbullsinc at @bootlegmannings Doors at 6pm.
"[Jesse] and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met," Porphyra wrote on Instagram. "It feels so good to finally say that we've created our first song together and paired it up with this dope dance video by [Warren Archer] filmed at [Elements Music & Arts Festival]."
Leach reposted the video with his own caption, saying, "My first public attempt at electronic music. The song is in demo form but my beautiful and talented girlfriend is not! We did this song together called 'Luminescent Dreams.' She is a multitalented performer and artist as well as a brilliant poet and writer."
No word if we'll get any more serenades out of these two this year, but Leach did mention that he hopes the long-awaited Times of Grace follow-up will hit shelves in Fall 2020. The side project, featuring Killswitch guitarist and The Price Is Right badass Adam Dutkiewicz, has not released any material since its debut in 2011.