EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Leah Kate

Leah Kate is an exciting rising Urban-Pop sensation who has recently released her highly anticipated music video for latest single “LA”.

Here we speak exclusively to Leah Kate to discuss new single ‘LA’, touring plans, musical inspirations and more:

Growing up who inspired your love of music?

Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. I remember laying in bed as a 5 year old and seeing the 1800 commercial for ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ CD by Britney Spears and having a huge smile on my face because I knew I wanted to do the same. 

Who are your all time musical heroes?

Dua Lipa :)

How would you describe the overall vibe of your own music to new listeners?

Raw. True. Emotional. Upbeat. Fun.

Your new single ‘LA’ is out now, can you talk us through the inspiration behind the track?
“LA” tackles me wanting to bring a love interest back to my hometown LA. My brother, who is my producer and co-writer, wrote his first song about LA. I instantly loved it, and we continued working on the lyrics together before it became what it is today. As much as it was written about romance and showcases LA in all of its glory, this was inspired by wanting to truthfully project the fabricated and intoxicating West Side LA life-style that can heavily exist. Living in New York, things can get out of hand, and you can lose yourself. LA is home for me and in a way when I think of this song, I’m singing it to myself, as I’ve always known LA is a better place for me.

You’ve also premiered the official video, what inspired the treatment for the clip?
I felt this song had a possibility for a strong aesthetic. LA is where my roots are and where I’m from. Its also such a beautiful place.  I felt showcasing me in LA could be a super dope and fun. Making the video was hands down one of my best days ever.

How vital do you think music videos are to the success of a single?

It’s not really vital at all. but this song meant a lot to me and I wanted to bring it to life.

Can we expect an album from you soon?

Yep. This year for sure.

Do you currently have any touring plans lined up?

Planning now!

What are your long term goals?

To be going on world tours at massive stadiums and selling out :)

Make sure you follow Leah Kate on Twitter @LeahKateMusic to keep up to date with all her latest music and tour news!

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