Its inevitable that a young singing sensation will be different the second time around. As life never stands still, neither is it for the true artist. Leslie Grace, 19, brings that evolution of her music with her new single, “Nadie Como Tu.” This is the teaser to the upcoming second album in late November-December of this year.
“It’s going to be a different album.” Leslie explained.
“It’s going to be pretty, eclectic, and have a little of everything in there. It’s been a good process working on it.”
Leslie is excited about her new project, firstly by the personnel she is working with on the single. “Its a fusion song with a groovy, bluesey, clouds and melody that Sergio George came up with. Danielo Gomez then got in on it and came to me and said “I want you to interpret the song but put your twist on it.”
Her desire to have people recognize her songwriting as an equal part of her skillset is important to her as she moves from writing to the subject matter to more of a storyteller.
“Its still me, very sincere, more mature, very unafraid to try different sounds.”
On the current single she is joined by an Legendary Urban Icon. “There are more colloborations this time, for example Fat Joe on this one. We want to do more urban colloborations this time and see what comes out of it.”
Having penned half of her songs in her previous effort, this one is nearly all Grace. “There is a difference when you interpret a song that someone else has written.” Grace admits. “When you sing a song you wrote, you know its true.
That is something more personal and you can breathe life into the song in front of an audience and they can believe it.”
Leslie has already hit it big with her previous classic covers in Spanish. But she wants to break away from that perception that she is only that type of artist. In this new effort she wants to bring her brand of Bachata with more sides than two.
“Before it was me interpreting other songs or past hits with my spin on it. The few covers I did have been switched with alot of my roots and flavors
. Its groundbreaking now in that there is a Bachata movement where young artists are taking something old and making it new. ”
But Leslie wants to make sure that she does not leave anything on the table. She is conscience of her place and where she would like to be. “I’m a 19 year old who is doing the best with what she’s been given. Trying to fulfill the purpose that she feels in this lifetime.”