Leila Jane is an independent Dublin-based artist who grew up in the contrasting locations of London and Donegal.
Her initial desire to write music was inspired by the blues and has since grown into a multifaceted vocal delivery of branched-off genres, including indie, soul, pop and folk. Her distinct voice, likened to ‘the sultry folk of Karen Dalton’ by Hot Press magazine, can often be heard echoing from the Grafton Street busking spots.
No stranger to playing the likes of Electric Picnic and Glastonbury during her music college days at BIMM Dublin, Leila Jane spent her lockdown making recordings and visualising music videos. This gave birth to the release of ‘Joe’ last year, which Hot Press noted as ‘’well worth the wait’’ and showing ‘’how much she has grown as a songwriter’’.
Her next music video Dance With Me is released on 11th November and represents the first track on her upcoming EP, Revolve Evolve which will be released November 18th.
Leila is also set to perform a launch show at Whelans November 20th, tickets can be purchased HERE
Revolve Evolve embodies an organic unfolding of indie soulfulness. This is the first EP of Leila Jane’s where she has married dreamy electronic sounds with her love for rootsy americana.
Her influences include Big Thief, Mac Demarco and Timber Timbre. Although the EP is self–arranged by Leila Jane, all of the tracks were recorded and mixed by Bleeding Heart Pigeon’s front man Mícheál Keating, with the exception of Dance With Me – recorded by Leon Zeug at Windmill Lane Studios and mixed by Michael Heffernan.
The songs take the listener on a journey through contrasting stages of love, relationships and letting go. Leila Jane’s songs are vehicles for her to fearlessly transform difficult emotional life lessons into something beautiful. With joy and melancholy in such close proximity, this body of work lays bare a vulnerable and authentic perspective. Much like the EP’s cover artwork, Revolve Evolve is a home-made offering, emanating the heart, dedication and expressive magic that was poured into it.