Lee Bozeman

The Majesty of the Flesh

 : release date 07-14-2017
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Lee Bozeman began his musical career with a pair of maracas in the 90’s. That quickly evolved into writing, recording, and singing for the Atlanta indie band Luxury, which continued to make music until 2015. There is a documentary film called Parallel Love about the band’s career that will debut later this year.
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During all this time Bozeman has recorded and performed under different monikers outside of Luxury. Now though, we find him releasing what may be his first proper solo release, going simply by Lee Bozeman. The Majesty of the Flesh was recorded in Austin, TX at Test Tube Audio. Taylor Muse (of Quiet Company) produced and Kevin Butler engineered. The tracks were mixed by Matt Goldman.
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Label owner Jeff Cloud states, “I’ve been a fan for so long. Having the opportunity to work with Lee recording new music, in a proper studio, and with total artistic freedom is amazing. It’s a check off my bucket list.”
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Majesty is a gorgeous collection of tracks, somber and haunting, though with equal parts of hope and appreciation of life. It’s worth noting that Lee became an ordained Orthodox priest in 2012, an unlikely position to hold as the singer of a melancholy pop band. Lee tells us that, “As always, there is hope that these new songs will be a fresh approach to the old themes of long-term relationships, the majesty of the body, belief or unbelief, and the current mood of our country in light of our political realities. There are references to pieces of literature and art, public speeches, and common nostalgia.”
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His influences, artists like The Smiths, Arvo Pärt, Unrest, and Leonard Cohen, sometimes find their way into his writing, but in the end it is always unmistakably Lee Bozeman.  His poignant lyrics and sweeping melodies, atop the delicate arrangements, and flourishes of real strings and brass make for classic song craft.  All along, it has been the pursuit of saying something true that has been the crux of both his music and work.