( ENSPIRE Music ) Leela Creates an Initiative For Female HBCU Students
ENSPIRE Contributor: Gabrielle Maya
Leela James is a soul singer-songwriter who has a way of making music about love, regret, dreams, and what means to be human. In 2006 she became part of the music scene with her debut album “A Change is Gonna Come” Now she’s back again with a new single and music video, “Right Back In It”. This new single is a follow-up from her 2021 #1 hit “Complicated”, which was written by Leela and Franci Richard, and produced by Rex Rideout. “Right Back In It” talks about the deep love and romance between two fugitives on the run.
According to Leela James, “My music is my art and I’m always excited to share my craft with the world. Right Back In It is special as it highlights the importance of getting back to yourself, getting back to love, and getting back to what makes you feel good.” The music video was filmed in Houston and produced by Dang Films. “Right Back In It” has a cameo from Houston-based rapper Lil Flip. Currently, she is touring with Maxwell, Fantasia, and Anthony Hamilton.
Some of Leela James’s accomplishments since 2006 her debut are her well-deserved spots on the Billboard charts. Leela became No. 1 on Billboard Adult R&B Airplay Charts and No. 8 on Billboard Urban Adult Song of the Year for the hit single “Complicated” from her latest album “See Me”. Her classic albums have also earned nominations for “Outstanding New Artist” at the NAACP Image Awards (2008), and “Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist” at the Soul Train Music Awards (2008). She earned an award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for her 2014 single “Fall for You”, now certified gold. Now getting ‘right back in it’ she will be touring around the United States and Europe this fall!
She has performed on ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” and TV One’s “R&B Divas: Los Angeles”. Now with her music influence her goal is to create a special initiative for current female HBCU students this fall that will help with their academics. You can follow Leela James on Instagram or go to her website to view any new updates. View the music video on YouTube by clicking the link below.