Fast rising electropop artist Lesha is going through different metamorphoses and it can’t be stopped. From the girl who has manifested big things to happen, then actually working double time to achieve her set goals to finally reaping the rewards of her arduous efforts, this generational pop star is taking bolder steps to solidify her artistry through new international collaborations and affiliations.
Lesha is happy to announce that she took the big plunge to being an independent artist and starting things fresh with a new team. She’s now with AWAL, a prestigious British music distribution company, named one of the best worldwide. The company serves as an alternative to the traditional music label deal, offering deal structures to artists and independent labels without them giving up ownership or control. AWAL currently handles the world’s biggest names in the music industry like Lauv, Finneas, BANKS, girl in red, deadmau5, Tom Misch, The Wombats, mxmtoon, and more!
“Me going independent again feels very refreshing. I’ve been longing to feel this way in my career for quite some time and now that I’ve taken my power back, I know I’m ready to finally get back on the grind, release the rest of my album, and be my most authentic self through my artistry. Being part of AWAL that houses the biggest artists of the world and my idols in the industry is a dream come true! As an artist who values freedom and the ability to fully own all my works, AWAL and I were definitely a perfect match. It’s empowering to be an independent artist under them cause I own all of my masters and have full creative control over everything!” Lesha enthuses.
AWAL empowers independent artists by giving them full control and ownership over their work. This affiliation for Lesha is truly a match made in heaven. “Not all artists can get accepted because AWAL only selects artists with a trajectory and notable milestones. I went through an application process and after 5 days, I got an acceptance email from the team!”
Likewise, she also has another good news to share. Her newest track from her global collaboration visual album entitled “SUN MOON RISING” is finally dropping soon. Get ready to be captured passionately and groove intensely with her upcoming single, “TWIN FLAMES”. A catchy dance song that she collaborated with international music geniuses UK Singer-songwriter – Lewis Maxwell and Bahrain Music Producer – Ghauri. Twin Flames is Lesha & Lewis’ take on being in the runner and chaser stage of a chaotic yet electric twin flame connection which is thought of as one of the worst of the 8 twin flame stages.
UK Singer-Songwriter Lewis Maxwell (Left) and Bahrain based Music Producer Ghauri
Now is the best time to stay tune to Lesha’s thoughts and how this new track was brought to life through an intense soul connection idea adding a new flavor to her international album. Take some pointers and read on.
Her post-pandemic plans and her readiness to perform on a real stage.
Most definitely, I would love to get the chance to perform my entire album for a crowd soon! I really miss the adrenaline performing for an actual audience and not just in front of a camera in my room.
The things to look forward to long term career wise.
My mission has always been to change the game of the music industry here in the Philippines and get OPM recognized globally so I am currently working towards that through my global collaborations on this album and the future releases after the album.
The most frequently asked question on TikTok.
I always get asked about how I learned to produce my own music or how I could come up with my own beats for my songs. I’d like to think of my platform as a way for other aspiring artists to get inspired or learn from me. I honestly love sharing my knowledge so whenever someone asks me about anything music production related on TikTok I do a video response showing them how I create my stuff cause I was once in their shoes and wished there were more resources available online or someone I can turn to when it comes to being an artist and stuff.
On dominating the International Stage.
I guess I can say that I’ve been preparing my whole life for this. And no it’s not an over exaggeration haha! I’ve always wanted to represent the Philippines globally ever since I began performing and competing in the past. I just can’t wait for that moment to arrive and for the universe to hand me that opportunity soon.
On artist inspiration that she looks up to.
I take so much inspiration from artists that know how to mold their own sound or are their own producers – I feel that the songs are more authentic and interesting that way. To name a few, I look up to Kimbra, Marian Hill, Lorde, Flume, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Troye Sivan, Lauv, The Weeknd, and Dua Lipa.
Her Motivation and Mantra.
I have a tattoo on my right arm that says “The Universe Listens”. It was my very first tattoo and it reminds me to keep myself grounded at all times and that I can literally manifest anything into my life if I allow it. It’s a reminder for me to be grateful for where I’m at and where I will be soon and it keeps me motivated knowing I have the power to direct my life and make my own choices.
On her upcoming track ‘Twin Flames’ and international collaboration with Lewis and Ghauri.
For reference, a Twin Flame is an intense soul connection, sometimes called a “mirror soul”, thought to be a person’s other half. It’s based on the idea that sometimes one soul gets split into two bodies. Twin Flames can run away because they’re scared about the intensity of the connection. The chaser is the more spiritually awoken twin. Runners love it when chasers keep up with the chase. This chase also triggers their healing during the Twin Flame process. Ghauri and I have been meaning to collaborate on a track for a while now so when he passed this track on to me I immediately got down to writing. A few weeks prior to writing this song I met Lewis and I fell in love with his voice. I just knew he’d be the perfect fit for this song so I hit him up and I was so glad he was down to work on the song with me.
Twin Flames’ is the 3rd track of Lesha’s global collaboration visual album titled ‘SUN MOON RISING’ set to drop in early 2022 and is going to be available on all digital music streaming platforms this November 12, 2021. Check out Lesha’s music on Spotify or watch the official music videos, covers, and learn more about music production on Lesha’s YouTube Channel.