- Charles Leclerc, besides F1, pursues music, releasing three singles last year, gaining global recognition.
- Fans were surprised by a mysterious single titled "Coffee Shop Love" on Leclerc's profile, suspecting a hack.
In addition to his role as a full-time Formula 1 driver, Charles Leclerc possesses many talents, including a strong passion for music. Last year, The Ferrari driver ventured into a new hobby of creating instrumental music. With three singles released, Leclerc earned worldwide recognition as he touched the peak of the iTunes and Spotify charts. However recently, a very peculiar “inchident” happened.
This off-track pursuit of the Monegasque brought him fame not only from F1 enthusiasts but also in broader circles. That led to yet another sour effect of popularity. Leclerc’s Spotify account has been dormant lately, prompting concerns of possible hacking due to some unusual activity. The 26-year-old addressed these worries after fans made him aware of the issue.
Charles Leclerc latest: A surprise single on Spotify?
Social media users noticed a new single, “Coffee Shop Love,” which reflected on his profile without any announcement from Leclerc himself. This unexpected drop left fans puzzled and urging the driver to look into the matter. Fans started flooding social media with speculations that his account might have been compromised by an unidentified party.
why did someone hack charles leclerc on spotify and posted the most millennial songs ever😭😭 pic.twitter.com/IxTxzCKdEz
— can (@rosbergcore) February 3, 2024
However, upon hitting play, listeners noticed the voice of an imposter and not Leclerc himself. As far as the lyrics go, it starts with, “I walked into the coffee shop. I saw you from afar. My heart skipped a beat, you were shining like a star. Coffee Shop Love brewing in the air! Chemistry sparked you and me. It’s a dare.” But what struck the listeners was when the instrumental bit was off-beat like an amateur.
To clarify this confusion, Leclerc wrote, “Oh well, I think my Spotify got hacked 😂 I haven’t started singing yet and the latest song released is not from me.” Nevertheless, the song’s lyrics injected a spark of amusement, revolving around a teenage-like coffee shop romance.
Ferrari driver revealed the origins of quirky song titles
Initially, Leclerc shared his content only on Instagram. However, he was later encouraged by the positive feedback to launch them on other platforms as well. Who knew that Leclerc’s songs would become a hit? It surpassed all expectations, with both of his released pieces, namely “AUS23 (1:1)” and “MIA23 (1:2),” garnering popularity among motorsport fans as well as avid musicians.
okay now that they’re gonna be teammates… charles leclerc x lewis hamilton depression song when???? pic.twitter.com/nkVRnf3hNv
— sunny ⁴ (@LN4WDC) February 1, 2024
His songs have surpassed hundreds of thousands of views and streams on YouTube and Spotify. But fans could not help but notice the strange titles. The cryptic titles, “AUS23” and “MIA23,” could hint towards his racing triumphs. To everyone’s surprise, it was Lerclerc’s engineers who decided on the names.
The Monegasque said, ” “One day I went to a restaurant with my engineers. I asked them if they had any idea what to call these titles. I didn’t want to give a “real” song title, it sounded too professional, and I don’t consider myself an artist. They said to me: ‘You should name them after the last Grand Prix you did’. So that’s what I did.”
Regarding any underlying narratives or themes in his compositions, Leclerc maintained a straightforward approach. He explains that he lets the music flow naturally without any preconceived notions.