Leslee Lewis' music personifies the colours of the rainbow -- a hue for each listener, transforming them into musical notes that float effortlessly through the renditions, transcending time and space till they become one with the creation -- such is the power.
Music virtuoso-singer-performer- instrumentalist rolled into one is now looking at these colours through a prism. He is coming out with three rays of light, the White, Black and the Tirangaa albums.
"While the white brings you peace, the black is the ante -- your wild side, and the Tirangaa is an ode to the true desi in you," elaborates Leslee Lewis.
Music, they say, transcends borders. Here is Leslee Lewis proving that true with every note. With the first of the series, The White Album, completely written, produced and sang by Leslee Lewis.
The White Album launched in Tap Andheri with friends and fellow musicians attending, showing their support and congratulations for the legendary Leslee Lewis. Among the attendees were Hariharan and son Akshay Hariharan, Jeetu Shankar, Kavya Jones, Vivek Prakash, Sandip Soparrkar, host Ankit Tamang, DJ Akbar Sami, Girish Wankhede, Dr Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Karan Oberoi, Sherrin Varghese and Danny M Fernandes from A Band of Boys, bassist Pooja Devi and drummer Parth Malhotra from Leslee’s band, actor Prit Kamani, actress Shantipriya Ray, Shubham Ray, Meghdeep Bose, Shruti Pathak, Mukul Dabholkar, Sasha Dabholkar, actor Hrishikesh Pandey, Savio D’Sa, Hrishikesh Chury, Sheldon D’Silva, beatboxer Divyansh Kacholia and many others.
The album cover was unveiled by Leslee Lewis, Hariharan, Jeetu Shankar, Vivek Prakash and Girish Wankhede.
Each of the esteemed attendees, beginning with Hariharan, took the mic and spoke about their journey with Leslee Lewis, how his has inspired them, congratulating him on his endeavour of finally producing his solo album after so many years of being the silent producer behind so many chartbusters and singlehandedly forming the sound of Indipop.
The video for the song Tere Bina Love from the album was played, enthralling the attendees with its romantic melodies and uplifting vibes.
Avers Leslee Lewis, “Each of us has a soul colour, a soul music we seek, depending on our mood and state of mind. These albums are mood music -- some soothe you, others sear your soul, while some are sheer celebration."
The music also reflects the journey of Leslee Lewis, through time, through musical genres, the soul music, blues, pop, folk -- essentially compositions that effortlessly weave a tapestry of notes that envelopes, enlightens and entertains you. And mind you, that is no easy task.
Agrees Leslee Lewis, "It is like baring your soul, dreaming naked in front of the arclights wanting the world to love you and travel with you. I am beginning with the clean, optimistic and powerful colour -- white," Leslee Lewis' offerings beginning with The White Album is appropriately named Global Hindi, as the creations in our national language boast of beats for every heart the world over.
Yours to let go and listen from your heart and feel the white light of The White Album take you to that place you always dreamt to dwell. In perfect harmony with the absence of any memory -- just you and the colour white.
The White Album is out now on Spotify, Wynk Music and Youtube.