Yung Leo was commissioned by Anja Nedremo in 2017 in the occasion of her debut concert from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Yung Leo is in three movements; i. stormurinn í þokunni, ii. og himnarnir gráta, and iii. leaking green hours. Each movement is built of a strong individual character, however, the goal is to create a compelling overall picture for the piece, mainly in the form of a steady and ever going overlapping through texture, instrumental techniques, and dynamics.
Yung Leo is built on young love, Prokofiev’s and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, young Leonardo DiCaprio, lions, the zodiac sign Leo, thugs, Yung Lean, milestones and more.