Leela James has been a secret weapon in music since she debuted in 2005 with her album A Change Is Gonna Come. Her voice screams soul and her soul screams artistry. Doing everything from original songs to covers, the soul singer always delivers the right mix of rhythm and blues to compliment her laid back personality and no nonsense approach to life. With her new album, Did It For Love, dropping tomorrow (March 31st) MiddleChild Promotions wanted to share some of our favorite records from Leela to either remind you of her work or simply get you familiar with her discography!
Don’t Speak (A Change Is Gonna Come – 2005)
Leela took on No Doubt’s signature song for her debut album in 2005. While many fell in love with the original and the way Gwen Stefani delivered the track, Leela buried the track in soul and gave it a breath of life that soul music lovers could definitely vibe to.
It’s Alright (A Change Is Gonna Come – 2005)
If there was ever a record to embody what we feel Leela James is as an artist, this one would be it. Smooth and retro! Produced by Kanye West before he made a name for himself… don’t get it twisted though, Leela makes this track!
Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Loving You More… In the Spirit of Etta James – 2012)
On her tribute album of sorts to Etta James, Leela put a fun and upbeat modern day twist on a classic and introduced the track to an entire new generation.
Old School Kind Of Love (Loving You More… In the Spirit of Etta James – 2012)
Leela sings about that love your grandparents had! That throwback love! Funky, Jazzy and a feel good mood sprinkled throughout this track!
So Cold (My Soul – 2010)
Leela tells the story of loving EVERYTHING about this man on this edgy midtempo! Her nose is wide open and he may can do no wrong. He is ‘so cold’ and she likes it.
Tell Me You Love Me (My Soul – 2010)
Serving as one of the singles from My Soul, Leela’s faint cry to her lover on Tell Me You Love Me was one of the records where she showcased vulnerability and sensitivity. If she can just get her lover to express himself to her so that there is no confusion on their feelings.
Do Me Right (Fall For You – 2014)
Leela let it be known that you’re dealing with a grown woman and must treat her as such on this track! Everything from the production to the vocal is perfect.
Set Me Free (Fall For You – 2014)
Sometimes you just gotta love me enough to let me go. Leela was not down for wasting time in a relationship on this track.
So Good (Fall For You – 2014)
Leela speaks on love that’s simply ‘So Good’. Words can’t explain these new feelings she is taking on with her lover.
Fall For You (Fall For You – 2014)
Sometimes the heart can only take so much and Leela wanted to be sure that if she threw caution to the wind and let her heart lead her into love with this man, that he would be there to catch her. This record is a pure reflection of emotions and vocals! One of her absolute best!
Be sure to get Leela’s new album Did It For Love ! It is no secret that she gets better with time!
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