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Introducing Leilia, the Soulful Nightingale
By Betti Halsell, Contributing Writer
Published January 9, 2020


The setting imagined around the music from Leilia produces the night sky illuminated by the fullness of the moon, the brisk evening air carrying her voice, and almost in a trance one would follow the sultry sound to her cooing ever so softly in front of an intimate crowd at a tea-lit speakeasy.

Conversing with the artist about her latest album, “Curate” puts words to the internal struggle of self-identification. Leilia unveils her creative strategy and speaks of her origins that lead her to the present harmonious journey.

The passion originates from Leilia always being around art and music. The love was nurtured by the roots planted by her grandmother being an artist. Music was always playing in the household and the passion for sound intertwined with Leilia’s DNA.

“The purpose of the album is to find peace” the songstress explained. She was looking to transport clarity of the mind. Her inspiration behind the latest album was through personal enlightenment; when trying to answer the question of her true desires. Leilia challenged her ego; she reflected on the hunger “to be somebody” and within that discovered internally she is more than enough. As a result the purpose of being became clear and the compilation of songs poured out of her.

The producer behind the modern jazz twist is Marcus the artist. The sound carries the message to the listener on a frequency of freedom from self doubt and rebellion towards unbelief. The beats alongside the verses have the undertones of motivation and sets the mood to be the best version of oneself. In one of the songs “curate the citizen”, a part of the chorus is , “Its not up to me to show you….”

I asked the talent who she was referring to and the reply was simple, “ myself and the listener, for connection.”

Music from Leilia journeys far deeper than the heart, it’s destination is to resonate in the mind. The words evolve into a personal testimony for the listener. Through passion of her artistry and historical relationship with soulful sounds, the album “Curate” has become a timeless lesson for every walk of life to become a march to their true destiny. Enjoy the evolution that’s now available on Spotify.

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