On December 11th, 2020, Leo Xia released his new single and music video “Angels” as an acknowledgement to all the people in his life that have loved him unconditionally, even through his darkest moments.
Xia wrote this song when a friend’s family member passed away unexpectedly. Xia describes seeing his friend in pain, unable to grieve: "That was the same pain I felt when my own grandmother passed away," Xia remembered. "I didn't know how to let myself feel the grief of losing someone who had loved me like she did."
The song was written as a healing anthem for both Xia's listeners and himself.
Directed by USC alumna Tiffany Stevens, the music video takes place on a set of railroad tracks alluding to the sacrifices of Xia’s ancestors.
“Angels” can be heard on all streaming platforms, including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal.
About Leo Xia:
Leo Xia is a Los Angeles-based indie/folk singer, songwriter, and activist whose vulnerable vocals and storytelling lyricism have been compared to the likes of Ed Sheeran and Sufjan Stevens. He aims to expand his listeners’ capacities for empathy through his experience as a second generation Chinese-American immigrant. His music has been heard on Netflix (Wu Assassins) and Cinemax (Warrior) as well as national commercials (Panda Express).