Seemingly on course to go head-to-head with those who state modern music lacks a meaningful message is British songstress and new Wah Wah 45s signee Lea Lea. Having released her debut single “The Road/AK-47” on First World Records, the singer/songwriter has penned tracks for artists on DefJam, RCA, BBE records and Tru Thoughts, but now she is ready to unleash her own particular brand of dark, brooding, cinematic soul on the world. Her upcoming debut album was produced by Jack Baker (TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio, Alice Russell, Bonobo) and, if previous releases are anything to go by, it won’t shy away from issues Lea Lea feels passionate about. Her first single “The Road,” with its oppressive dub/reggae backing, gives a glimpse of where Lea Lea is coming from in terms of style, but it was the hard-hitting, drug/gun/money-referencing “AK-47” and its rather bleak but beautifully shot video, which brought her to the attention of many. Her third single, and first as part of the Wah Wah 45s family, is the equally powerful, boldly defiant “Black Or White,” where she calls out those who pass judgement. You can see the videos for both “AK-47” and “Black Or White” and stream “The Road” below.
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