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02 July 2023

Leigh-Anne On Her Upcoming Debut Solo Album

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Leigh-Anne has spoken about working on her upcoming solo album and her starry list of collaborators in a new interview with The Face podcast.

The former Little Mix star spoke about the experience of heading to Jamaica to work on new music and her collaborators, “So Jamaica, I had a bunch of like my favourite producers and writers but also new people as well. I had PRGRSHN, who did a lot of the Stormzy stuff, Dyo, who’s just an incredible writer, who is now again like my family, she’s just amazing. Abby Keen, who is Raye’s little sister… Abby is just like a rocket. I can’t wait for her to come out with all her stuff, she’s incredible. She did one of my favourite songs on the album – she’s done quite a few.”

The singer went on to discuss more of the artists she has worked with on her new music, “Khris Riddick, who was in The Rascals, did a lot of Ariana stuff and just did Snooze for SZA, he’s done really well. [Dot] da Genius was there – just amazing. Danja, who did all the Nelly Furtado stuff. Just some wicked, wicked people. Everyone got on and it was a really nice camp. It was just a lovely place to be and the music was just chef’s kiss. Really good.”

Last month Leigh-Anne released Don’t Say Love, her first solo single since Little Mix went on hiatus. The singer co-wrote the UK garage-inflected track with Aldae. Jon Bellion and Pete Nappi produced the single.

Leigh-Anne said that the song “is about no longer seeking external validation and regaining my confidence and sense of self in a world where I often felt misunderstood and unheard.” The Emil Nava-directed video, she added, is a “visual representation of me finding my voice”.

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