Morgan Rose and Leonard Cerzosie Jr discuss new project Lenne
13 May 2021
Lenne, a new project featuring Leonard Cerzosie Jr., Morgan Rose, Jim Taylor, and Corey Lowery, have released their fantastic first single, ‘Letting You Down’ through Imagen Records, which you can hear below.
At the turn of this century, Cerzosie formed The Infinite Staircase. During a 2009 tour with Sevendust, Black Label Society and Dope, friendships were made, which, with the passing of time and tragedy, would eventually lead us to Lenne and ‘Letting You Down’.
Leonard Cerzosie Jr told MetalTalk: “In 2010, the love of my life passed away suddenly. Pill overdose. It was a devastating time. She was only 27. Morgan Rose and I wrote and recorded the EP, ‘No Amends’ that was a dedication to my love.
“Over the years, I’ve had my hand in multiple projects. I formed Le Projet around 2013 that featured members of Candlebox, Sevendust, and The Infinite Staircase. I also joined the Baltimore band The Mayan Factor a few years ago and have toured with them in Mexico City and the states.
“During all this, my mother was diagnosed with ALS. One day after performing, a friend insisted on introducing me to someone. He was confident we needed to meet. That was the day I met Jim Taylor. We got along immediately and have since been composing all sorts of music together.
“When my mother passed away, Morgan got very involved with what was going on with my dad and me. He invited us out to his place in Atlanta multiple times. We started recording songs with Corey Lowery that would ultimately become LeNNe. We spent much time digging deep for the right lyrics and tones. There were multiple artists involved over a few years, but the official line up is me, and Jim led by Morgan.
Morgan Rose told us: “Lenne is one of the most real artists I’ve ever come across. He wears his heart on his sleeve and expresses vulnerability that hits you in the heart. I love how he tells a story. These songs are an emotional roller coaster into the mind of a tortured soul.”
‘Letting You Down’ can be downloaded from songwhip.com/lenne/letting-you-down