First Listen: Leela James doesn't want it too "Complicated"

(February 13, 2021) She's a former SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award winner and a singer who is known as one of the most soulful in the business. Both passionate and fearless in her approach, Leela James has spent nearly two decades building a loyal fanbase for her rich, truly unique performances.

It's been a moment since we've heard new music from Miss James, but she ends the drought with a new Rex Rideout-produced single that places her voice on top of a classy, contemporary midtempo that lays nicely for her. "Complicated" tells the story of a woman who is definitely into her man, feeling all of the feelings she wants, and letting him know not to get too much into his own head about what is happening naturally between them.

There's nothing revolutionary about "Complicated," but there doesn't have to be. Just grab a nice melody and keep arrangements light enough to let Leela shine.

(February 13, 2021) She's a former SoulTracks Readers' Choice Award winner and a singer who is known as one of the most soulful in the business. Both passionate and fearless in her approach, Leela James has spent nearly two decades building a loyal fanbase for her rich, truly unique performances.

It's been a moment since we've heard new music from Miss James, but she ends the drought with a new Rex Rideout-produced single that places her voice on top of a classy, contemporary midtempo that lays nicely for her. "Complicated" tells the story of a woman who is definitely into her man, feeling all of the feelings she wants, and letting him know not to get too much into his own head about what is happening naturally between them.

There's nothing revolutionary about "Complicated," but there doesn't have to be. Just grab a nice melody and keep arrangements light enough to let Leela shine.

Check out "Complicated" below and tell us what you think.

Leela James - "Complicated"

 

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