Live Performance: Kiana Ledé Doesn’t Want To Be An “EX”

February 7, 2019 — We’ve said it before, and it bears repeating:  We’re decidedly in a new golden age of gifted singer/songwriters whose roots are firmly planted in classic soul/R&B but who are taking the genre in exciting other directions. H.E.R., Lucky Daye, SZA, Malia, Kevin Ross, Esnavi, Summer Walker, Ella Mai, and Daniel Caesar, among others, are changing up the sounds and textures of R&B in ways that delight our ears.  We feature here for the first time another such young artist, Kiana Ledé. 

February 7, 2019 — We’ve said it before, and it bears repeating:  We’re decidedly in a new golden age of gifted singer/songwriters whose roots are firmly planted in classic soul/R&B but who are taking the genre in exciting other directions. H.E.R., Lucky Daye, SZA, Malia, Kevin Ross, Esnavi, Summer Walker, Ella Mai, and Daniel Caesar, among others, are changing up the sounds and textures of R&B in ways that delight our ears.  We feature here for the first time another such young artist, Kiana Ledé. 

Ledé is an LA-based singer, songwriter and actress who released her debut EP Selfless last year after wrapping a starring role on MTV’s series Scream.  She is currently supporting Ella Mai on her in-progress U.S. tour. Ledé’s music is wine-inducing, softly-cushioned alt R&B that puts her mellifluous vocals front and center. (“Wine-inducing” because it’s so chill that you immediately want to pour a glass and kick back with it.)

We feature here Kiana’s live performance for VEVO’s DSCVR series of her single “Ex,” a head-nodding, pointed message to an ex-lover and friend.  Enjoy.

By Robb Patryk

 
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