CMU Approved

Approved: Lady Leshurr – #Unleshed 2

By | Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017

Lady Leshurr

One of our favourite artists of 2016, Lady Leshurr, is already off to a strong start in 2017. Best known these days for her ‘Queens Speech’ collection of tracks, she returns this week with the second in her darker ‘#Unleshed’ series.

Starting off in similarly aggressive style to the first ‘#Unleshed’ track, the second makes a masterful switch in tone at its mid point. Letting the unflinching confidence of the first half fall away, she talks instead about the fears and pressures that come with an increase in fame, revealing a struggle with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. And while being recognised in the street can bring unwanted attention, she also speaks about being attacked just “for being black”.

If there were any doubts about her skill and importance as an artist, this pushes them all aside. Watch the video for ‘#Unleshed 2’ here:

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