Leah LaBelle Sexified in PynkFri, Nov 30, 2012
Check out some excerpts from her sit down below:
On her infatuation with Lauryn Hill... â€śHer lyrics, her melodies, her stories, her voice, her tone, her runs, everything about herâ€”I studied her. I thought I was her at one point. She was really my inspiration in forming my sound.â€ť
Her love for R&B comes from the beat of heat literally... â€śMy heart didnâ€™t beat as fast with other music, but when I heard R&B, it was something about it that made me feel a lot different. I live in my feelings. So, I was happy to be able to connect in that wayâ€ť.
She caught the ear of Pharrell through her YouTube videos. She says that he has been watching her for three years and decided to get JDâ€™s opinion about her. â€śThey connected and reached out to me and thatâ€™s how it happened.â€ť
On her first single Sexify...Sexify was the first song that me and Pharrell ever recorded together and we created it based off of cover titles off of Cosmopolitan Magazine. We were talking about the kind of woman that I am: fun-loving, free spirited, I embrace my sexuality, I love my friends, I love my life...".
Watch the music video for "Sexify"