Lesha: The Rise of a Filipina with a global sound

Fast-rising electropop artist and music producer Lesha is making a full-fledged realization of her musical artistry. From gaining popularity on YouTube to winning international and local musical competitions over the years, this millennial Filipina musician with a global sound is set to conquer the spotlight through her first album dropping online very soon, aptly titled “Sun Moon Rising.” 

The debut album is a collection of Lesha’s writings that represent the distinctive sides of herself. Call it an artistic manifestation of her different walks in life and how she views the world, this album enables her to capture her innermost feelings, put it into enthralling lyrics, and integrate musical genres—from electronic pop, hip-hop, alternative, jazz, trap, and EDM—that she gravitated to over the years.

“It honestly feels surreal that I’m finally introducing my debut album soon. These past months have been filled with challenges and learnings but I’m very excited for people to hear this body of work that I’ve been working on for so long,” Lesha excitedly shared.

Each track has its strength on a specific emotion, from reminiscing good times, feeling empowered, letting go of inhibitions to seeking love amid chaos; all those diverse emotions that can surely be relatable to listeners. Lesha made sure that every song can stand alone as a powerful track and even stronger as an impactful part of “Sun Moon Rising” album.

The musical landscape took a remarkable change recently, but this did not halt Lesha’s passion to create an original sound on her own. In fact, the lockdown situation paved the way for the artist to take advantage of working solo in the confines of her bedroom where her studio is set up and filming her music videos in their own home. All of the songs in the album were written and produced earlier this year. She also got to write songs that reflected her journey as an artist.

“The way the universe communicates with me is through my songs and that’s basically why I chose to name this album ‘Sun Moon Rising’ because it is about the entire concept of astrology and how the universe works to communicate with us human beings,” Lesha explained.

She was also able to bring in collaborators from all around the world—producers and artists from the UK, USA, Seoul, Barcelona, Bahrain, and Italy—to work with her on this very special project and take it to a global scale. 

“It was a very collaborative process and a breath of fresh air working with these insanely creative minds. Through this record, I was able to mold my sound and really showcase my capabilities as a music producer and songwriter. I worked on this record from the backend to the front and I’m really proud of myself for that,” Lesha enthused.

The newly released title track “Sun Moon Rising” speaks about the strengths and weaknesses of a person’s sun, moon, and rising sign that gives fuel to a specific alter ego and how this affects the different ways of expressing oneself. The song revolves around Lesha’s curiosity and desire to understand all aspects of a person.

“Sun Moon Rising” album under ABS-CBN’s Star Music label is coming soon with the carrier single “Sun Moon Rising” out now on all digital music streaming platforms. The other album tracks with different global collaborators are also set to drop in the coming months.

Check out Lesha’s music on Spotify or watch the official music videos, covers, and learn more about music production on Lesha’s YouTube Channel. For more details, check out Lesha’s official page and like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).