Leela James Premieres ‘Love Me’ Video, Plots ‘My Soul’ Release

Soulful singer Leela James is back with a new single, music video and album ! Kicking things off with the single”Tell Me You Love Me,” a track she co-wrote with Andrea Martin and Gordon Williams, James enlists noted producer Gerrard Baker (Toni Braxton, Billy Crawford, Masta Ace), who deftly inserts a sample of James riffing on a line from “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” the classic ballad made popular among soul audiences by the Manhattans in 1978. “This is one of my favorite tracks on the record,”says James. “It’s a song about someone who’s really trying to make love work, which is the same message you hear in ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.’ Great songs are great songs, no matter when they’re recorded, or by whom. And sometimes two great songs blend together well, like they do here.” A video for “Tell Me You Love Me” premiered earlier this week, featuring actor Mykel Jenkins (watch HERE). In related news, Leela James has set a date for “My Soul,” her next studio album. Featuring “Tell Me You Love Me,” “My Soul” is due for release May 25.


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