Tommy Leas, of PLS&TY, is an electronic artist and collaborator based in New York and Palm Beach, Florida. Among his accolades, Leas has generated over 100 million listens on SoundCloud and Spotify combined and has garnered an impressive audience base of more than 80,000 followers worldwide. He has worked for titans of the music industry, like record labels Sony Music and Island Records, and has been featured on BBC Radio 1 and SiriusXM with the musical artist Diplo. Another high-profile project his work has been featured in was the 2016 Hershey’s “Hello Happy” television commercial. Leas will perform at the Dreamverse festival in New York on November 4 and will soon debut the first generative audiovisual NFT project on the Solana platform.
Ever since the inception of the PLS&TY project, visuals have been a tremendous part in my musical inspiration as well as in curating the brand’s image, look and feel. Collaboration with visual artists started as early as the first-ever PLS&TY releases, including album artwork and various promotional materials. Since then, it has grown to collaboration on concert visuals and more.
Within the NFT sphere, the artistic process begins with the visual 99 percent of the time. I look at each work much as a composer for film or TV would. The music and sound effects should match the visual entirely, emitting a mood that further enhances the piece.
I believe that with a ton of practice, your skills definitely become more fine-tuned. Nonetheless, the process has stayed the same. Inspiration to write music, for me, comes in the most random of moments, and when it comes, it’s all about being ready. I’ll also note that music should never come from a forced place and should transpire naturally.
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