Live in session: Leah Bryant
Watch ICMP songwriting student Leah Bryant perform her track 'Polished Floors' as part of our Shure Motiv Sessions...
With live music at the heart of what ICMP is all about, we thought there's no better way to demonstrate this than with some live sessions.
In February, we invited a number of students in to record some quick-fire sessions using Shure’s Motiv 88 microphone. Next up to appear is our songwriting student Leah Bryant.
Leah is a rapidly rising artist blending contemporary soul with a classic songwriting style. Watch a live performance of her track, 'Polished Floors' below:
What is your musical project all about?
My vibe is based around R&B/jazz. I write and perform my music regularly, as well as co-writing and performing as much as I can, with plans to release music in the coming months.
What is the song you recorded for us about?
My song 'Polished Floors' was written about my relationship and friendship with my mum growing up. It's based on what I've learnt from her growing up as a young woman, and highlighting the fact that even our parents need a bit of looking after sometimes.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is Katie Melua. Her jazzy ballads are my ultimate musical goal!
What drew you to ICMP - and what have you learned about yourself and your music from studying here?
I began studying at ICMP when I was just 16 years old. Having now just recently turned 20, I have had many years of developing my skills and being given the experience and guidance related to the kind of artists I wish to be.
I've learnt that no idea is a bad idea when it comes to songwriting, anything can become a hit if you apply yourself and work hard for what you want to achieve.
What does the future for you and your music have in store?
I am in the beginning process of recording my first single, alongside my music video shoot in the summer. I'll also be playing some festivals this upcoming year, alongside many gigs and co-writes!
Visit Leah's Facebook profile to learn more.
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