My copy of Leeland’s debut disc, Sound of Melodies, arrived today! I saw the band at SoulFest (they were leading worship in the mornings and had a short main stage set before Chris Tomlin), and couldn’t have been more interested in a new band. As evidence, I broke my own rule about new bands… I pre-ordered a debut disc. Shocking, I know, but this band is young and they are passionate followers of Jesus – not to mention they have been blessed with talent. Leeland himself, who has written songs since he was 11, is just 18… but his lyrics are soul deep and intensely worshipful.