New artist, Michael Leslie Pollard (known simply as Leslie), came out of nowhere and immediately blew us away with his new single “Pennsylvania Plate”.
Soft guitar picking captures an emotional intensity from the very beginning, drawing the listener in to hear the first soft lyrics that are sung, “I used to think that I could love you enough to make me whole”. Written about a relationship that failed despite trying everything to make it work, Leslie translates the emotional heartbreak that comes with the realization that we can’t bank our happiness on a single person.

“I ended up realizing I had to ultimately find my hope and joy in something else. I believe it was God trying to get me to finally look at him ultimately.” – Michael Leslie Pollard

A song that walks the line between love and heartbreak, “Pennsylvania Plate” is one that will ignite a sentimental flame for every listener. Overall, you will definitely want to add this song to your playlist…. we sure did.
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.