Leith Releases Debut EP “Birthdays In July”: Streaming
London-based Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Jessie Munro, aka Leith released her debut EP “Birthdays In July” on May 13, 2022.
The EP comprises 7-track, produced by Jonah Summerfield, Steph Marziano and Oli Bayston. Written by Jessie Munro, Jonah Summerfield, Dylan Fraser, Steph Marziano and Oli Bayston.
Jessie Munro shared on social media, “im so excited it's finally here 🥲 these songs are so special to me and have made the last couple years make a little more sense.”
The EP title came from her birthday, and a few of her family members and her best friend have birthdays in July. Also her debut song “Love Vibes” was released in July.
Jessie Munro told DORK about the EP, “It's come together over the last two years! Which feels like forever. The first single, 'Love Vibes', I actually wrote in LA with Jonah Summerfield and the rest of it was written in London over the last couple of years. It's cool to see what it's evolved into. From all the single artwork being film photos my friends and I took to now, the EP artwork (shot by Henry Dean) feels like the project has grown so naturally.”
- Jessie Munro explained of some tracks for the EP.
“I hadn't really figured out how to write an uptempo song at that point. I was so much more comfortable writing ballads and songs with a slow momentum. We sat on it for a while, and it just didn't feel right. I think we were listening to a lot of War on Drugs at the time."
“Cowboys don't have friends”
“'cowboys don't have friends' is kind of a commentary on the idea that you have to do stuff for yourself. I like that it's not explicitly saying it's a good thing or a bad thing either. I actually heard it on Grey's Anatomy; McSteamy says it to Izzie, a bit like 'toughen up kid'.”
“What Does That Make Me”
“What Does That Make Me' is about being a people pleaser and the mental exhaustion it causes. It's about the moment you realize you don't want to do it anymore.”
"'Big Trees' is about a place my family built and somewhere we all go back to together. It's a love letter to where I grew up and my family. It's like a secret only we know about, it's safe."
- source : Apple Music