12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Leela James has proved herself one of the more gifted voices in contemporary soul, forging a sound that feels at once polished but gritty, elegant but elemental. Her sixth album is her most assured yet, leaning on luxurious, midtempo tracks that don’t just showcase James’ voice and writing but her canny sense of style, which nods to contemporary sounds but keeps its roots firmly in the past. Standouts include the quiet storm of “Don’t Want You Back” and the plaintive “I Remember,” which hint at hip-hop without throwing off the classicism of James’ sound.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Leela James has proved herself one of the more gifted voices in contemporary soul, forging a sound that feels at once polished but gritty, elegant but elemental. Her sixth album is her most assured yet, leaning on luxurious, midtempo tracks that don’t just showcase James’ voice and writing but her canny sense of style, which nods to contemporary sounds but keeps its roots firmly in the past. Standouts include the quiet storm of “Don’t Want You Back” and the plaintive “I Remember,” which hint at hip-hop without throwing off the classicism of James’ sound.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

j-disel ,

Old school sound, Old Soul

This is what music of today should sound like. You can feel her through the music this young lady has a voice that could have been around in the 60's & 70's .

Chrisalmost30 ,

Rare

not another voice out there like Miss James. Check out Hard for Me.

Ms cocoa V ,

REAL MUSIC

Saw Ms Leela in concert! She is the truth💽💯❤️📀💿🎤🎼this diva can SANG! Awesome CD!

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