Black Lion. This group based out of Toronto, Canada is comprised of Rich Lindo and brother JR “Heny” Lindo. Collaborating together musically since 2012, the Lindo brothers have found success and high acclaim since their debut mixtape Black Lion Presents: The Prodigy and the Architect (2015). Along with affiliate member Dukez, their chemistry together as a group is what has allowed their musical vision to come to life. Black Lion’s sound is undeniably versatile and is rooted in an awareness of relevant current, historical, and emerging global themes and trends, as well as an appreciation for the lighter moments in life.
In Autumn, Rich and Heny’s dedication to their art was highlighted by the release of their debut EP titled Free Association. In a creative twist, the EP was distributed as a stunning audio-visual production. Each song was accompanied by a lyric video that captured its message perfectly. The list of collaborators includes Grammy-nominated production juggernaut Tone Mason, and soulful Toronto R&B artist Ray Robinson.
Their first single “Miles Away” featuring the soulful voice of Janel Sherise is a song that speaks about consciousness and reflection. As Black Lion is all about representing the “woke”, enlightened, socially and politically aware voice of the people, who are becoming increasingly aware and concerned with the general state of the world, the lyrics and vibe of Miles Away capture these emotions based on the experiences of the Lindo brothers.