Andrea LeClerc, better known as Drea, is a rising star in the music industry with a voice that is both captivating and raw.
Born to a Portuguese mother and a vocally dissenting Catholic father, Drea’s unique sound is a synthesis of her diverse influences. Her early musical inspirations include Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James, who were the favourites of her vocal instructors.
At the age of five, Drea began taking vocal lessons, and it quickly became evident that she had a natural talent for singing. Her voice is so captivating that it forces you to pause and take a deep breath, allowing her to convey a depth of emotion that is both powerful and moving.
Drea’s latest album, Candid, is a bold and sensual R&B album that showcases her evolution as an artist. This album marks Drea’s first foray into producing, and she has brought in a stellar cast of friends and guest performers, including Doov, Jan3t, Bryn Blizka, and K8ie. The result is a dynamic and emotionally charged album that is sure to resonate with fans.
What sets Candid apart is Drea’s willingness to tackle taboo subjects and speak her truth. She encourages young women to pursue careers in music production and be unapologetically themselves. The album is both an ode to Drea’s abilities as a performer and a call to action for young women everywhere to follow their dreams.
Overall, Candid is a standout album that showcases Drea’s incredible talent and potential. Her voice is a force to be reckoned with, and her ability to convey emotion through her music is truly impressive. Drea is an artist to watch in the coming years, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
I want Candid to feel like someone is reading a journal entry of mine,” she continues. “I talk about my childhood a lot, and I talk about sex a lot. As a young girl in music, those topics for me always felt taboo, or even shameful to speak of. But this album, to me, was incredibly healing to write. So it’s a bit scary to put out into the world. But I also think this is the best music I’ve made yet.