The Sweetest Condition is an organic-electronic band featuring songwriters Leslie Irene Benson (Burning Veda, Irene & Reed) and Jason Reed Milner (Nimbus, Form 30, Seven Mile Radius, Irene & Reed).
“It’s the innocence of your first love—that churning, all-consuming infatuation. Flip the coin, and it’s obsession, addiction … the toxic codependent tug-of-war learned from feeling worthy and worthless. Some joy, some pain.”
Half-peeled, this songstress has traded in her heels for steel-toe boots. For her, The Sweetest Condition means fight or flight. She's an artist, an observer, a student, a teacher, and a survivor. Her mission involves lifting up others to the light, while her own demons nip at her toes. She’s empowered to grace by writing what she feels. Her words come from a vulnerable, very real place.
An adventurer with a chip on his shoulder, this synth composer has run the gamut from frontman to producer and back. The gearhead of the group, his mathematical brain computes numbers and figures like a mad scientist. He can design blueprints for almost any creation, bringing visions to life—a real musical Doctor Frankenstein. His reach is all-encompassing. He turns words into music with the first touch of his keys, channeling emotion through his instrument like a medium. His ghosts are hidden, though present, and creep through when wit is a dish best served cold.