Leila Releases Debut Album “Glass Highways”: streaming
- Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Leila released her debut album “Glass Highways” on October 28th, along with a new music video for “Go On Young Soul”.
The album contains 10-track, produced by Tim Carr. The music video was directed by Leila her self.
The video features political message with a moving storyline about a young woman (Leila) and her mother (Maritza Brikisak).
“There's no escaping the mania of 2020,” Leila says in a statement, “but there is desperate hope amongst millenials to improve it by casting our ballots. Needless to say, we have been awakened as a generation. Despite all the perceived in-fighting, we're communally trying to make the most of this life—a pursuit so characteristically human. It's the power vested within us to vote for better, and we should exercise it wholly.”
“While it feels like our psyches are bombarded by chaos,” she says, “I hope that 'Go On Young Soul' reminds viewers that the choice is always their own, and can be exercised as such outside of the cacophony that is the year 2020.”
- Leila said of the album, “10 syrupy tracks about a 20-something's bittersweet love story, immortalized forever so even I can never forget it. What a journey it's been! When I started writing these songs, I never thought that 1. they would take so long and 2. I would become so attached to the feelings and moments accompanying their unfolding. But what is life if not making memories with strangers while creating something larger than yourself, that'll hopefully outlive you someday?
Regardless, I confess I put an inordinate amount of time and attention into every word, note, riff, swell (I have OCD) and detail of this album. I did my best to be as sincere in my sound and lyrics as possible, but ultimately you'll receive it in your own way, and I can only hope you like it!
If you're unsure you can stomach an entire 53 minutes of some girl serenading you with ambivalent nostalgia, may I recommend listening to my album while driving. I love driving and take long drives frequently, and can confirm that this album pairs nicely with the open road and a bittersweet sense of escape. It's called Glass Highways, after all.
This record was produced and mixed with the help of amazing Tim Carr. Mastering was done by Phillip Shaw Bova. Cover photo shot by Dawn Bowery and album design by Cameron Shepherd
Now excuse me while I make up for the drinking I've been putting off these past few years. Thank you all for your support and cheers to the first album of many!”
- source : American Songwriter