SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM “SEE ME” OUT NOW!
ICYMI: PERFORMED TITLE TRACK “SEE ME” ON THE
2021 PHOENIX AWARDS VIA BET
(Los Angeles, CA-September 21, 2021)- R&B/Soul powerhouse Leela James has found her lighting in a bottle with her new hit “Complicated” off her seventh studio album SEE ME, which is available on all digital platforms. For the third week in a row, “Complicated” has held on to the #1 spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase Adult R&B Airplay charts. Written and produced by James and longtime collaborator Rex Rideout, the infectious single has percolated through radio stations around the country with airplay in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, Detroit, Denver, and many more. “Complicated” showcases James’ distinctive, raw vocal style and showcases her catchy and emotive lyrical storytelling.
“Leela James is one of the few southern soul singers who can still achieve a hit today.” – Elias Leight, Rolling Stone
The new album SEE ME offers depth through the transparency of the heart. Coursing through the album’s veins, a raw genuineness and a strong passion lie in each song while revealing an awakening of the spirit tied to the complexity of love. The album features singer/rapper Mumu Fresh and songwriting and production by Rex Rideout and Jairus “JMo” Mozee. Leela is very excited to share this new project with her fans, and this 11-track album will take listeners on a ride of sheer emotion. See Me is a follow-up to her commercially successful sixth studio album Did It For Love.Leela performed the title track “See Me” at the 2021 Phoenix Awards ceremony that aired on BET and BETHer, which is the signature and culminating event of the 50th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), the leading policy conference which focuses on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. This year’s theme was Black Excellence Unparalleled: Pressing Onward in Power. The Phoenix Awards honored individuals who made significant contributions to and also included performances from En Vogue, Stokley, Wayne Brady, Ledisi, Mali Music and Jonathan McReynolds, Rapsody, and Chaka Khan.
Leela is currently doing spot dates across the country and connecting with her fans hitting the road with Chaka Khan and various artists.
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