LEON MARKCUS

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE NEWS -

The 22-year-old did not dream of be­com­ing a mu­si­cian while grow­ing up (he ac­tu­ally wanted to be­come a swim­mer) but even­tu­ally, Markcus found mu­sic to be the right ve­hi­cle of ex­pres­sion. While his songs are writ­ten from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, they dis­cuss im­por­tant uni­ver­sal is­sues. “Alive”, for ex­am­ple, was writ­ten when he was 14 years old and talks about the per­ils of self-harm. The openly queer mu­si­cian has also been very up­front about his iden­tity, with the in­ten­tion of con­fronting stig­mas and to pro­vide those who suf­fer from it with more sup­port.

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