Leela James: New Song & Album!

It saddens me that the extraordinary Leela James had to join a reality tv show (R&B Divas LA) to get some much deserved media attention. When I first posted about her debut back in 2005, Leela seemed poised to infuse what was at the time a very lifeless music scene with some much needed soul. Sadly, Leela was a few years too early for the Sharon Jones-led retro revival. Though she continued to record and enjoy a measure of success, Leela has yet to become the star she should be. The song “Save Me” from her new album, Fall for You, shows Leela’s voice hasn’t lost any of its strength or depth.

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Lia Ices: New Album & Video!

I’ve eagerly awaited new music from Lia Ices since 2012′s exquisite Grown Unknown and here ’tis. The new song “Thousand Eyes” will be featured on Lia’s third album, Ices, set for release on September 16th.

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