R&B Songstress Leela James & The Truth is gearing up to release their five-song ARE YOU READY? EP April 12 on Entertainment One (eOne). The first single and video for “That Woman” premiered on RollingStone.com and can now be seen on JAMES’ official YouTube page. She debuted “That Woman” at the inaugural Black Girls Rock! Festival that was held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on March 10. Her performance electrified the crowd with the lyrics, “I’m not ‘that woman’/You know my name/Don’t start this fire/You’ll go down in flames.”
This is a liberating project for James, who has joined forces with three super pedigree musicians to create songs that combine a little bit of blues, a little bit of soul, and a whole lot of rock ’n roll: guitarist Jairus “JMo” Mozee, bassist Eric Ingram, and drummer David “Dae-Dae” Haddon.
“I was most excited to join forces with The Truth band in creating this ARE YOU READY? project, because I knew it would become something magical. We pretty much recorded the project over the course of two weeks and it was effortless, because the music just flowed naturally. It felt good to work on music and not be inhibited in the approach. I’m constantly evolving as an artist, not to mention I love all kinds of music, always have and always will, and I think this project is the beginning of showing just that.” – Leela explains
Listen here: http://smarturl.it/ThatWomanLeelaJames
Here’s the track listing for ARE YOU READY?:
1. Are You Ready? (intro)
2. Get Down
3. I’m Out!
4. Are You Ready? (interlude)
5. That Woman
6. I Still Believe