Get To Know PleasePrettyLea And Her Release “Burden”

PleasePrettyLea is a United Kingdom, Bewdley based musician who is well versed in the arts of pop sounds. PleasePrettyLea just released an original single titled “Burden” with stunning visuals. We had a few questions and answers with her. Below are exclusive details on PleasePrettyLea and her new release.

Continue reading to find out more about this amazing artist.

 

Photo credits: Danyl.Earth

What’s your official stage name, and why did you choose it?

My official stage name is PleasePrettyLea. The reason behind this was through a lyric in a song, and it kind of just stuck! “Pleaseprettylea let me be the boss of you, you can be my ride or die and me be that for you” (I cringe slowly inside) (I was like 18 when I wrote that haha)

 

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When did you decide to pursue music as a career?

I have loved writing songs since I was around 6 years old, I dabbled here and there during the bassline days but became really serious at the age of 25 (I know, right!)

 

How would you describe the music you typically create?

I find it hard to describe, but I guess, it’s an entity that flows through my being. I try to execute my thoughts as close as possible. Because I have such a busy mind, my songs are also busy and choppy, you never know which way I’m going to go.

 

Who (living or dead) inspires you as an artist and why?

FKA TWIGS, James Blake, Dua Saleh and Moses Sumney (I am obsessed!)

 

What’s your creative process like?

I create everything as an acapella then I work with producers around the vocal. I find it hard at times to write to beats as I find they restrict my melodies and constant changes.

 

 

What feelings or reactions do you hope to arouse in people who listen to your music? Are you surprised by the reactions you get?

I like to evoke physical reactions such as; goosebumps, hairs on the back of necks, shock factors. I also like to evoke emotional and intellectual reactions such as; self-reflection, relatability and safety in sadness and pain. I want you to feel so close to me, like I’m reading your mind but at the same time, you know nothing about me. You think my lyrics are direct, but there’s additional depth to everything I write. I always feel awkward when I receive feedback for my music it feels great but overwhelming at times (unless it’s with creatives and about tasks for music I need to complete, I tend not to talk about it).

 

What is the best advice you’ve been given in relation to music?

I have got like 4 great people in my life that I go to for advice (creative wise) about literally anything (Penny, Tom, Dom and Dan. Penny is my favourite as she is an alien like me). I would say the best advice as collective (although not a direct quote) pertains to understanding my force, self-worth and power to succeed in my very own lane. To remove distractions and beings/feelings that no longer serve me to reach my true potential.

 

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?

I like to run and be surrounded by nature. I love socialising. I have literally the best group of friends (I have little pockets, they’re all so different and I believe this is because I have so many layers). I am very loved <3 *awwww*

 

What has been the high point of your career so far?

Erm, that’s objective. To me, the high point is just putting out music I really want to create, i have a good team of people around me that believe in and want to help me so that’s also a very high point. I guess by societal standards, i was most shocked by Ditto’s Discovery (Vol.8) of my song “Ohheycide” (if you listen to it, just be mindful it references acts of suicide).

 

Which musician would you like to collaborate with?

James Blake/FKA Twigs (obvs)

 

Get To Know PleasePrettyLea And Her Release "Burden"
Get To Know PleasePrettyLea And Her Release “Burden”

 

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Creating Content to be seen (lol, i have a full time job, i’m a parent, I have adult responsibilities, life is busy!, just listen to my music would ya! lool!) I understand the power of it but it is so draining, although I do enjoy a cheeky tiktok!

 

What is this new release about?

Burden, *my heart sinks*. Burden, it’s just sad. Sitting here, i am in such a different place, but when i wrote that, i just kept going through this same cycle of knowing the person that I loved didn’t really love me back i guess in the way that i did. But my thought process was “if I continued to show my worth, maybe that would change his mind” because I saw great potential, happiness and success in us, however, each time It would leave me disappointed, the cycle would never change. But I continued anyway. And because of the impact it had on me in my disappointment, I’d vent to my close friends to gain clarity. They would give me the most solid and straight advice, and I would receive it, but not action it and I felt I was becoming a burden, but it was because I felt safe and in that cycle I was not. (It’s actually so sad that I allowed it to continue) Luckily I have non-judgmental friends that just allow me to swim through the murky waters on my own until I find my way swimming in to clear seas with gentle waves as the sun begins to dry my wet hair <3 *I circled for years, time to rest my poor feet*

 

Who and how many people worked on it?

I’ve worked with a few people but really want to improve on that this year.

 

What are you working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?

I have a project in mind but for the time being I’m going to keep releasing singles until I feel it’s the right time to bring out a project. I have another song in the pipeline 🙂

 

If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

Become Comfortable in the uncomfortable as it will set you free.

 

Christian
Christian
Young and vibrant man I am, God fearing, warm at heart. Music is bae food is life. If you've seen this then you know me!!!
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