Leela James To Drop New Album ‘Thought U Knew’ This Month

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Soul siren Leela James has been prepping fans for the release of her next collection of music since she dropped the single “Right Back In It” in July. She followed that with “Thought U Knew” in September, and now she’s confirmed that her album of the same name will arrive this month.

Leela’s next chapter already sounds lovely. She’s worked with her go-to producer Rex Rideout on the lead singles, and we suspect they have more songs together on her forthcoming project. At least we hope that’s the case because they make for a winning combination.

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In addition to the music, Leela has been bringing it on the visual tip with the Black movie-themed music videos for “Right Back In It” and “Thought U Knew.” The former borrowed its plot from Queen & Slim, while the latter was loosely based on the classic film Set It Off and continued the storyline with James and her beau. We can’t wait to see what movie she finds inspiration in next to keep this crazy love story going.

The album Thought U Knew will be released on Friday, October 27th, right on time to set autumn off. Leela hasn’t shared the tracklist yet, but she did have something to say about the project on her socials. “It’s all coming full circle, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!” she wrote on Instagram with a montage of concert photos and performance clips from her world tour that runs through the next few weeks.

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Leela James may be sporting a new look with her two-toned black and blonde hair for this album cycle, but one thing’s for sure, her special brand of soul sanging remains the same and will be intact and in effect on Thought U Knew.

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