Leanne Weiss, born and raised in New Jersey, has country pride coursing through her blood, and after taking a listen to her debut EP, “For Love“, overflowing in her music.
With a voice easily comparable to greats such as Trisha Yearwood and Sara Evans, Leanne is well rounded in all aspects of conveying the truest country sound, and as she starts things off, “Little Piece of Heaven” proves just that.
“When you wrap, your arms around me,
when you kiss me tenderly,
I’m counting all my blessings and living out my dreams,
and I sing Halleluiah,
God brought you here to me.”
Each verse, down to each Halleluiahs, express pure joy, and her happiness is contagious.
Just like that, she is switching gears, revving up electric guitars, and kicking things up a notch in “Runaround“. Her voice is intensified, and the rasp hits the lyrics at just the right moments, He may be giving her the “Runaround”, but she does not hold back in giving him a piece of her mind.
“Stop right there honey here you go, talking lines and you’re playin’ it cool,
I’m knocked off track and I can’t turn back, you’ve just got something I just can’t refuse
You can roll your dice and place your bets that I’m fallin’ for you head over heels,
What a shame, it’s the same old game, to make a girl like me hell on wheels”
The title track, “For Love” shows us her vulnerable side, and exceptional vocal ability. Leanne is a storyteller, and she captures the musical structure of this song beautifully with her flawless control. The bridge hits with such power, as if her emotions cannot be silenced any longer.
“Well we know the price were paying,
to put love out on the line,
and we drive ourselves crazy,
holding on to hope,
that things will turn out fine.”
The token fun piece, “Hollywood Sign” is a stripped down performance with her determination at the forefront, giving it a personal touch and possibly bringing out a deeper meaning. It is clear just how bad she wants what she is working towards, and as this final track wraps up, deserves it.
In just four songs, Leanne Weiss gives us a taste of how diverse she can be as an artist. With a strong writing ability and solid voice, “For Love” is an incredible start to a career what will only continue to grow.