Leila’s new single “By You Now” is a lush and loving triumph

Los Angeles-based indie-pop artist Leila uses jazz sensibilities to craft a unique sound that is outside the box. Her latest single “By You Now” is a dreamy track, showcasing relaxed guitars, gentle drums and stunning Carly Simon-esque vocals. “Despite how emphatically we attempt to distract ourselves, the reality of heartbreak inevitably sets in,” Leila reveals in a statement. “That’s the arc I was going for in ‘By You Now’ with a vibrant upbeat opening that ultimately leads to a somber and lonely ending.”

Taking inspiration from classic composers and Italian film scores, her mesmerizing music sweeps the listener to another time and space. “By You Now” is from her debut album Glass Highways, which exudes a rich, romantic atmosphere and thematically focuses on the stark contrast between the despair and bliss we all face in our lives.

Originally from “Neverheardofit” Pennsylvania, singing, dancing and playing piano were integral to her childhood, setting her on a path to pursue a musical career at a later age. With a love for classical talents like Chopin and Debussy, her offerings possess a refined poise. Moving to Los Angeles, Leila has held onto her affection for classical music, joining Angel City Chorale and still using classical elements in her songwriting today. Check out her single “By You Now” and get lost in its passionate, tender vibes.

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