Leo’s de­but solo al­bum in the works

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

LEOMILE “Leo” Mot­set­sela, says she is fi­nally work­ing on her de­but al­bum af­ter a slew of sin­gles.

The Jo­han­nes­burg-based singer has made waves since launch­ing her solo ca­reer last year with such sin­gles such as Fan­ta­size, Lerato Le Felile, One last Fix and We Must All Be Blind.

She also col­lab­o­rated with lo­cal artists Sadon on the track Beau­ti­ful Love in 2013 and Fredi Fons on Love Sick which was re­leased last year.

Leo told the Week­ender this week that the de­but of­fer­ing would be re­leased by the end of the year.

“I have al­ready worked on the first track called Pula Molomo that cap­tures my phi­los­o­phy. In the song, I state that I don’t have to be any­thing else but be me,” she said.

“It is too early to tell the form of the whole al­bum, since my in­flu­ences are vast and I can pro­duce dif­fer­ent types of mu­sic. I like to blend mod­ern and tra­di­tional sounds.”

Re­trac­ing her mu­si­cal jour­ney, Leo said it all started at the South African School of Mo­tion Pic­ture Medium and Live Per­for­mance (AFDA) where she was study­ing for a film de­gree.

“I started off my ca­reer as a firstyear stu­dent at the Univer­sity of AFDA in Jo­han­nes­burg and de­cided to change my field of study from film to mu­sic af­ter I re­alised that it was what I re­ally en­joyed,” said Leo, adding that with time, she be­came a reg­u­lar fea­ture at pop­u­lar Jo­han­nes­burg club Base­line.

“It was a case of trial and er­ror at first. How­ever, I later sub­mit­ted my demos at Bassline and they fell in love with my mu­sic. I have per­formed at the club on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions.”

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