Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Lelia Broussard
Lelia Broussard at a recent stop to The Hotel Cafe.
photo by picksysticks

Let’s get this face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine! Local singer, Lelia Broussard is duking it out with The Sheepdogs as one of the finalist in Rolling Stones cover contest. Over half a million votes were cast for 16 unsigned artists vying for the chance to be on the cover of Rolling Stone and to win a contract with Atlantic Records. You can vote now through July 1st with the winner of the contest being announced on the August 1st episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where the winner will make their live television debut on the show. And the cover will be revealed on the August 18th issue of the mag. So let’s win this for Lelia!!!

Lelia Broussard

Broussard recently stopped by The Hotel Café and performed songs off her latest album, Masquerade which has become one of my new favorite albums. Lelia played an intimate acoustic solo set, showcasing a collection of fun pop/rock songs mixed in with some soulful ballads. In her new album, it feels as though Lelia is singing 'our' story, a familiar universal theme we all share and, like a middle chapter of a book, Masquerade is a journey with no beginning or end.

Official "Masquerade" video by Lelia Broussard.
Video Directed by Molly Green and James Lefler.

Whether it be Lelia singing "Put your tail between your legs, Tell me what you really mean, You never say what you really mean" in her title track "Masquerade," or "Shoot for the Moon" about someone in your life holding you down, these are all familiar themes we can all attest to and Lelia taps those emotions perfectly. Just listen to "Armor on My Heart," a soulful ballad that highlights her vulnerable vocals but yet has the fiery resolve in her voice as she sings, "I don't cry too much these days, I don't have to lie when I say, Honey I don't love you anymore, I still wear my battle scars I've got in my heart." She also throws in some quirky songs like a "Satellite", about a lonely robot falling who falls in love and Hipster Bitch about, well....a hipster bitch!

Lelia Broussard
Lelia Broussard performs at The Hotel Cafe.
photo by picksyticks

Don't be surprised if you catch yourself humming tunes off Lelia's record. I've caught myself doing just that. Her tunes, classic rock pop songs that are infectious and tender to the soul are like the ray of sunshine caressing the skin, the golden radiance that shines before nightfall and the warm sunset signaling the end to day you'd wish can last forever. Lelia is a fresh face and a refreshing sound in a music industry that has recently embraced shock and awe over substance.

And you can check out Lelia live when she returns to The Hotel Cafe on June 25th while this weekend, Lelia along with The Sheepdogs will perform head-to-head at this years Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival where fans can also vote. Voting ends July 1st with the winner announced August 1st on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Vote HERE or right above on our widget!!

"Shoot For The Moon" by Lelia Broussard.