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Leah Kate ‘What Just Happened?’

The debut EP from acclaimed alt pop singer/songwriter Leah Kate. Entitled What Just Happened?, the six-track release is all about navigating life in your 20s as a young woman and highlights themes including self empowerment, knowing your worth, finding unconditional love, flipping the script on cheaters and walking away from things that don’t serve you. 

Leah Kate recently went viral on both TikTok and Spotify (40+ countries)  with her banger “Fuck Up The Friendship”, which racked up over 40 million + playswithout any major label support. Her new single just got added to Spotify’s New Music Friday. She was recently profiled by Rolling Stone for running her own label from her bedroom and partnering with Alexis Ohanian (founder of Reddit) and his company Indify.  

A true definition of a go-getter, the independent rising pop artist practically runs a full-service label for herself out of her bedroom. She is her own manager, creative director, A&R, label head, artist, publicist, marketing strategist, all in one. Her music feels to listeners like the 90s has met the 2020s – bringing a retro electro pop sound that’s passionate, vibey, and brimming with a hopeful future. Her music embodies her “IDGAF” attitude, and her lyrics are relentlessly honest and relatable, while being upbeat, disco, and reflecting 80s elements and influences. Bluntly put, her songs make you want to go out and be a badass. Although Leah’s been singing and writing songs since the age of 12, getting fired from her job (because she spent all of her time in the studio and not really at work) while living in NYC was the push she needed to begin releasing music professionally and full time. With the help of her brother, the two started writing songs in their in-home studio at a super young age. The go-getter she is, Leah, at maybe 14 years old, would email huge producers of major labels of artists she loved, trying to get them to produce her voice memos that she would freestyle. Her songs range in a variety of versatile topics but the one thing they all have in common is that they are very truthful and reflective of her life. “No matter what kind of song I’m releasing, whether it’s a disco dance pop song or just me on guitar, the lyrics have to matter and be very truthful to my life.” – Leah.

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