“A delicate electronic ballad that talks about the effects of depression on the people around those affected.” – Billboard


LONDON (November 15, 2021) – Italian musician, Leon Seti, announces the release of his emotive dreamscaped single, “If Only” on January 18, 2022.  Expansive instrumentals and vocals soar, representing the hope to fly free like a bird in the midst of mental illness. As if set in a magical forest, sonic textures resemble tiny little wings fluttering. 

“If Only” is an entirely electronic song about wanting to escape from a toxic situation where, if you leave, the other person suffers. It’s like a tug of war between wanting to leave and the other person pulling you back. If only it was possible to leave and not feel guilty.

Seti says, “A loved one suffers from mental illness and I wrote this song about our relationship. It’s very difficult to love a person when all they do is hurt you inadvertently. When I’m there I feel trapped and when I’m not home I have nightmares. So it’s like never really feeling happy anywhere. Mental illnesses are like anchors sometimes. They truly trap you and your loved ones in a loop.”

Lyrics like, “You’re like an overdue snow in the spring/And you’re covering everything” poetically pillar the impact of mental illness. Untreated depression truly covers everything, like snow, indiscriminately. 

About Leon Seti

Leon Seti released the Talking Shadows EP in 2016, the Genuflection mixtape in 2017 and the Cobalt album in 2019. He writes from a very personal place, primarily about depression and heartbreak. Seti has been played on BBC and featured in Billboard. His album appeared at #1 on the electronic charts.


Praise For Leon Seti

‘”Hell’, the new single by Leon Seti, is a song characterized by dark atmospheres, where electronics and minimalism are the masters.” – Billboard

“It’s safe to say we can anticipate many more ingenious releases from Leon Seti. Personally, can’t wait to hear what he brings next.” – EDM Honey