First Listen: Leela James stakes her claim again on "Thought U Knew"

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    (September 22, 2023) She rarely receives the mass attention that her classic soul singing deserves, but Leela James has amassed a legion of fans over the last two decades for her fearless approach to music. Of course, it helps to have that voice.

    As she prepares for the release of her upcoming album, due October 27, James gives another advance taste with the funky Rex Rideout-produced title cut, "Thought U Knew." This follows her top ten single "Right Back In It," and is a statement of independence, with a woman telling her former beau that she is doing just fine, thank you, without him. James' voice reeks of conviction and attitude, bringing home the goods on a cut that should connect with adult soul audiences.

    Check out "Thought U Knew" below.

    (September 22, 2023) She rarely receives the mass attention that her classic soul singing deserves, but Leela James has amassed a legion of fans over the last two decades for her fearless approach to music. Of course, it helps to have that voice.

    As she prepares for the release of her upcoming album, due October 27, James gives another advance taste with the funky Rex Rideout-produced title cut, "Thought U Knew." This follows her top ten single "Right Back In It," and is a statement of independence, with a woman telling her former beau that she is doing just fine, thank you, without him. James' voice reeks of conviction and attitude, bringing home the goods on a cut that should connect with adult soul audiences.

    Check out "Thought U Knew" below.

     
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