Rising Jazz music star Leila releases today her brand new album ‘Glass Highways‘ which features 10 new songs
The new album “Glass Highways” beginning with doubt and moving all the way through to reflection. Described as a little Jazz, a little soul, a hint of strange, and three shots of romance, the vocal-heavy album envelopes the listener in both sound and feeling, whisking them away to Leilaland.
Leila confides, “I tried not to be too prescriptive in my lyrics, but rather acknowledge the varied and at times dissonant emotions we face amidst heartbreak.”
Having grown up playing piano, singing, and dancing in recitals and competitions she was exposed to the industry at an early age, setting the stage for this artistic endeavor. Her love for Chopin and Debussy heavily influences her songwriting, infusing her sound with a musical maturity and sophistication.
Leila describes her sound as “Subtle Freak Hawaiian Prom.” A syrupy vocal and hypnotic wave of guitars wash you away from wherever you’re sitting and into a velvet armchair at a sparkling B-list dinner party.
The new album from the rising star, ‘Glass Highways’ is a vocal-heavy album, featuring bittersweet lyrics, inviting the listener to consider the dark and light of life in tandem, adding candor and humility to Leila’s story.
Thematically, the album is romantic and lush, consisting of long, dramatic songs oozing with cinematic flair.
The songwriter reveals, “During production of my songs, I try to feel like I’m enveloped by them. I want them to wrap me in sound and feeling, as if pulling me into a daydream, or LeilaLand, for that matter.”
All songs, artwork, and music videos are painstakingly created by the artist herself by way of a full-time career in software engineering. Her sheer determination is the driving force behind her upcoming debut album Glass Highways. Produced with Tim Carr (The Americans, Fell Runner), the ten-track release is a breakup album exploring the stages of romantic loss.
Leila joined the Angel City Chorale touring England and ultimately performing with the London Philharmonic and recording at Abbey Road Studios. While singing in this choir, she began writing and producing original songs, many of which are included in Glass Highways.