Your Ears and Heart
The independent journey of any music artist is a difficult one. Making people believe you deserve their attention, is at the top of the list. But when you get the attention of such legends as Teddy Riley and Quincy Jones, your future gets a whole lot brighter.
Lenny Harold, a New Jersey native R&B crooner and songwriter, wears his homegrown local artist roots just as proudly as the many stamps on his passport.
Having toured the world over as a member of the reformatted legendary R&B group Blackstreet, led by the New Jack Swing creator himself, Teddy Riley, Lenny has had a hefty helping of what a major label star’s life would be like. Yet, he still grinds just as hard as any local artist you may come across. That’s what has kept Lenny Harold on the radar of many music lovers. From his winning tenure on Showtime at The Apollo [under old moniker Chanj] to his ovation grabbing tributes to Patti Labelle and Berry Gordy in the years following. Lenny’s striking tenor range mixed with smooth vibrato has even turned many of today’s industry heavyweights into mere fans from the likes of Marsha Ambrosius to Jamie Foxx.
This vocal prowess became highly evident on Lenny Harold’s first official offering, “The Journal of Wonders: Tale of The Phoenix in The Moon Labyrinth,” which led to an EP entitled “Yesterday Morning.” Which Lenny details as the full story behind “Waiting on Yesterday,” a song from that first project, of a romantic mistake.
Two years later, while with Blackstreet, Lenny would then begin a new journey of reinvention, with a project entitled, “New Testament: Mountain High,” first of a trilogy of projects to come. This musical sharing would begin to truly solidify the seriousness of his artistry, as many more took notice and loved.
But as with most unstoppable independent artists, a chance at personal success is always looming. Inspired by the experience of touring the world, finding his own fandom in places like Japan, Nigeria, London, and Germany, and sharing the stage with R&B greats, as a member of Blackstreet, Lenny felt the need to leave the group, after five years, to explore his solo career with full force.
With his latest single, “Lover,” already gaining attention, exciting the hearts of his ‘Wonders’ [the name he gave his fans] and still introducing him to more ears, there’s only greatness from here.
Lenny shares, “a new project is on its way, something bold, honest, sexy and beautiful, with a core of romance.”
Still unclear if this is part two to his trilogy or a brand-new project altogether. I’ll guess we’ll just have to wait and see.