Leela James Video Premiere “Tell Me You Love Me”

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The first single off My Soul is “Tell Me You Love Me,” a track that
James co-wrote with Andrea Martin and Gordon Williams. The track was
produced by rap and hip-hop producer Gerrard Baker (Toni Braxton,
Billy Crawford, Masta Ace), who deftly inserts a sample of James
riffing on a line from “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” the classic
ballad made popular among soul audiences by the Manhattans in 1978.
“This is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” says James. “It’s a
song about someone who’s really trying to make love work, which is the
same message you hear in ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.’ Great songs
are great songs, no matter when they’re recorded, or by whom. And
sometimes two great songs blend together well, like they do here.”

Watch the video for “Tell Me You Love Me”


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