Originating out of Columbus, Ohio in 2011, St. Lenox is the indie pop solo project of New York-based singer/songwriter Andrew Choi.
With his massive soulful voice and unique vision of the American experience, Choi distinguished himself with critically acclaimed albums like 2014's Ten Songs About Memory & Hope and 2016's powerful Ten Hymns from My American Gothic.
The son of Korean immigrants, Choi grew up in Iowa, training as a concert violinist at Juilliard for a time and eventually earning a philosophy degree from Ohio State University. While in Columbus, he began writing and recording the songs that would become the music of St. Lenox. An arresting blend of classic pop, folk, soul, electronic, and rock, Choi's songs paint vivid pictures of American life as viewed through the lens of a second-generation immigrant.
After moving to New York and beginning a career as an attorney, he recorded Ten Songs About Memory & Hope, his debut as St. Lenox. Released in 2014 via Columbus indie Anyway Records, the album bore a vaguely futuristic tone and a philosophical bent, earning plenty of critical attention and comparisons to everyone from John Darnielle to Cee Lo Green. He followed up two years later with the similarly dramatic Ten Hymns from My American Gothic, a thematic observation on contemporary American life intended as a 70th birthday gift to his immigrant father. For his third effort as St. Lenox, Choi collated his personal observations on matters of love and professional success into another loosely themed set, resulting in 2018's Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi