On May 25th, neo-soul singer, Leela James, will be blessing us with another batch of that gritty unmistakable soul sound with her latest album, My Soul, set to drop via Stax Records. Leela had this to say of the album: "I just wanted to go into the studio and do what moved me at the time, and not think about it too much or not allow it to be something that was too planned. That’s what great soul music has always been about from the very beginning – something very raw, very authentic and very true.” Today, we get a sample of that authentic sound, as we are premiering the video for her first single, "Tell Me You Love Me."

Comments

  • B-rob

    This is the sample m-phazes used on oddisee’s “a song for that” joint

  • ZarZ

    Nice soulful tune. Anthony Hamilton & Leela James are so alike!

  • CdublE

    Feelin it!!!

  • Promeneur

    I like that song ! Nice come back, I hope she’s going to release that album soon

  • Man22

    I looks like she got a nose job.

  • Man22

    It looks like she got a nose job.

  • allison Howe

    totally oddissee track… thats all i heard…

  • BeEazay

    The female Anthony Hamilton indeed!!! Nice track!

  • Puerto-Nico

    damn. can’t watch this outside the U.S. any chance for another host ?

  • DWood

    wow. she killed it. i like the female Anthony Hamilton comparison

  • m-nice

    Nice track. Ms. James is singing that soul. Sample is from The Manhattans–Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.

  • Toadster

    Horrible video, typical (or should I say stereotypical treatment), nice track, soulful vocals, and that’s not a nose job, that’s called a “ghetto” nose job – aka – make up! LOL!

  • da illest one

    too much of the same ol’ same ol’ boring laid back “neo-soul”. Is she incapable of reproducing the same kind of rawness/pain of her first CD? This stuff just will put me to sleep after a few tracks…

  • D.HOGG

    this looks forced

  • FUNKYWALT/artist,myspace

    I DIG THIS ALOT.YOU REMIND ME OF NOBODY BUT YOU.YA KEEPING IT REAL AND SINGING WHAT CHA FEEL.IM A TRUE MUSIC LOVER FROM MILES TO YOU.UNAPOLOGETICALLY SHARP BABY,DONT CHANGE.

  • A1

    female Anthony Hamilton indeed. Not sure if that is good thing or not. Kinda boring for me…but that’s my palate.

  • Meatball423

    This i-s-s-s-s-s quite forgettable. Did she hook up with Kadar or somethin’?

    I’m tryin Ms. James… strike 2

  • Jericho Drumm

    I’m diggin’ this.

  • Lizee

    I’m not feelin the nosejob at all

  • CBBluez

    Damn mama, I’m not feeling this for a first single, nor am I feeling the Avatar nose job. WTH?

  • DJ CROSSFADER

    hate the nose job and when you have a voice as good as that why use auto tuning? this looks so forced and contrived too

  • Moondew

    I’m late on this but this is boring from the track to the vocal approach to the tired video. I’m insulted. She is so much more talent than that. The nose job and super sized boobs are distracting.