Celebrating what would have been Leah LaBelle’s 32nd birthday, her closest friends, collaborators, and family joined forces to release the posthumous EP, Love To The Moon, today.
The five-song collection showcases her expansive range, overpowering soul, and immortal spirit. It kicks off with “Sun”, produced and written by mentor and GRAMMY Award-winning icon Pharrell. Springing ahead on an upbeat bounce awash in bright otherworldy energy, the track builds towards an unshakable and undeniable chant. Meanwhile, “Made Man” produced by Midi Jones and written by Sam Hook ignites a simmering slow burn, culminating on the confession, “I made a man out of this.”
Then, there’s “Something About The Cold.” Produced by Tom Strahle and once again penned by Hook, stark acoustic guitars give way to one of her most chilling performances. Featuring production by Gabe Roland and lyrics courtesy of the singer herself, “Lost Angels” represents her at her most vulnerable and vital. The finale, “Orange Skies,” pairs acoustic strumming with a voice note Leah record on her phone in memory of a friend’s child who passed away. Its inclusion proves nothing short of poetic in extending Leah’s storied legacy.
Even more special, all of the collaborators donated their work to Love To The Moon and her dear friend Singer/songwriter Jojo has dedicated her social media accounts to Leah all week.
Leah LaBelle was born September 8th, 1986 and passed away to be with her loving God on January 31st, 2018. Leah and her boyfriend, former NBA player Rasual Butler, were tragically killed in a car accident in Studio City, CA.