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LEAH CAPELLE – ALTERNATIVE/FOLK/POP/ROCK
BIO: LeahCapelle is a stunningly talented alternative/pop/rock musician from Chicago. Capelle has been performing and studying music from a young age. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to the West Coast to pursue music full-time, as well as study at Thornton School of Music at USC. Once settled in LA, she partnered with Grammy winning producer Jeff Bova (Album of the Year, Celine Dion, Falling Into You) to release her self-titled debut EP, Leah Capelle in '15. Capelle found a group of immensely talented musicians to form her band and they are actively performing in Los Angeles. "Joshua" was her second EP working with Bova and shares her vulnerabilities through her narratives and discovering her new sound. Skope Magazine says: "Sometimes a little goes a long way. The latest release from Chicago based singer/songwriter Leah Capelle is a three song EP entitled Joshua. Despite the apparent brevity of such a collection, Capelle encompasses vast musically imaginative worlds in this trio of songs thanks to two crucial factors above all others – the songwriting talent involved and, naturally, her vocal quality...Though she has technique to burn thanks to a stellar musical education and background, Capelle doesn’t sing like a technician. She has a freshness and spontaneity, instead, capable of capturing the spirit of any song with skill and grace. Leah Capelle is a rare talent."
Capelle says about the making of "Joshua" EP: "This new album has been such a journey. We went into the studio last spring with the intent to record an EP. Throughout the year, as we developed and grew with the songs, I also continued to write. So I’m extremely excited to announce that I’m going back into the studio to record four brand new songs this spring!"
The first single is "Better Off", a moving ballad performed live in the studio feat. Hayley Brownell. Leah says,"My new song "Better Off" is, at its core, a piece about letting go. When you know something is unhealthy, or not bringing you joy no matter how much you wish it would, there is strength in being able to say that that thing - be it a situation, a place, or a person - cannot hold you back. This is a song about strength even when strength is the last option. I wrote this song with one of my closest friends (who is also drummer in my band). We were both going through situations with toxic friendships at the same time, and this song poured out of us very naturally. It's truly an honor for me to perform this as a duet with her, and we sincerely hope that this speaks to you."
Just released globally, Alternative Rock single "Docs", as Atwood Magazine quotes, "captures the artist’s explosive energy and channels that into something palpable and real." In her own words, ""Docs is a song about searching for happiness in material and surface things. It's a true story of bizarre activities I was doing to make myself feel better, like buying clothes, rearranging my furniture, and going out pretending to be somebody I'm not… In reality, all my false attempts at being “okay” made the matter worse. When I was younger, I had many male figures, whether significant others or mentors, tell me that “men don’t like short hair.” So I kept my hair long because I was insecure. And finally, summer of 2016 I said “f*ck it” and chopped it all off- that was a huge catalyst for me, and has actually brought me a lot of happiness in the weightlessness I feel now." Stay tuned for "Docs" coming soon!