Episode 004 Kaleigh: This Los Angeles-based triple threat creates a genre-melding sound with some awesome angsty alt-rock on her new album “Predestined” out now
Today on the podcast we are featuring the Los Angeles-based artist Kaleigh. Her music has an angsty alternative rock feel. Learn more about Kaleigh and get a taste of her music
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
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Hey everyone welcomes to the podcast. Today we are talking about the Los Angeles-based artist Kaleigh. Who not only is a musician but also is an actress and model as well. So she’s pretty much a triple threat as they say.
Here’s a little background on Kaleigh. She’s 22 years old and an actress and a model and she’s been writing and producing music for quite some time now. She recently graduated from UCLA and she’s a pretty busy person. Seems like she likes to keep herself busy doing a lot of stuff.
This month marks the release of her debut album. It came out March 5th so by the time you’re listening to this it has already been out. The album is called Predestined and this is her debut full-length rock alternative album.
She’s actually an interesting artist because she’s changed her genre of music. She was a pop artist for a while starting out and she kind of shifted gears into the rock alternative genre after kind of what she called a “coming of age.”
Kaleigh notes that the inspiration for the album was kind of a whole coming of age. She graduated from UCLA in March of 2020 and turned 22 in December. And she felt like her perspective on the world had changed. She was no longer feeling like a little girl dreaming about music. She was now a woman writing music about what she saw in the world and how she felt.
She really says that she hopes it strikes a chord with people and touches some hearts. She really believes there is a song for everyone on the album. It’s got a very varied feel to it. You know, I would say even listening to the album myself there were a lot of different feelings for the songs and the genre though it was kind of incorporating rock and alternative music there were a lot of variations and how the songs played out.
Like many artists, Kaleigh was struggling to kind of stay productive during the whole pandemic and it’s interesting this album was actually recorded and created throughout the pandemic in her studio.
She found that music was really a great form of expression for all the emotion that was happening for her. This has been an emotional time for everyone and I think we’re seeing a lot of music coming out of it based on how artists are feeling. I think that it’s really cool that she wrote this album through the pandemic. She was saying she was lucky enough to have a studio.
Listening to the album you can tell there is a wide range of subjects and things she talks about on the album. It touches on everything from like first loves to growing up. Having rebellion, loss, addiction, and heartbreak. What her career goals are and kind of chasing your dreams.
It also touches upon the political and social criticisms of everything that was going on over the past year. When it comes to controversial topics Kaleigh does not shy away. Her song “Weather the Storm” is definitely an example of how she kind of put this in the face of people. You know it’s basically talking about all the emotional tumultuous stuff that was happening over the last year. She was really just kind of making a point of saying that we need to come together and spread love and compassion.
The thing I like about her music is that it kind of is very versatile and it also is kind of different like if you listen to her album there are tracks there’s a theme and a central focus but also the music is very different and it kind of can be open to people who might want to listen to something that’s a different type of music. Or if they are looking for something that is maybe more multi-genre music. She has one song that has some R&B beats. She’s got another song got an angsty rock.
The first track reminds me a lot of Alanis Morrisette. She’s got that angsty anger alternative rock vibe going and I really like what she has to say. I like what she has to play, The music is great. She has this emotional side but she’s also a strong person.
If you’re someone who’s looking strictly for rock alternatives you may not kind of vibe with all the songs on the album because there are other genres she does throw in some R&B and some other sounds.
I had read one criticism of the album it was basically saying that she was a little all over the place with her genre. You know that can be the case but at the same time if you do like different types of music the whole genre-changing might be appealing to you.
So it’s all relative to the person. I think that is a valid criticism of this album. I think it makes sense but it’s also what you like as a person.
If you’re someone who’s interested in more of a rock vibe I would say the best tracks for that are “Weather the Storm.” “Rebel with a Purpose,” “50’s Dream,” and “God Have Mercy.”
If you’re in a dancing mood I would say the tracks “Mine” and “Perfectly Imperfect” are two tracks that have a poppy dance vibe.
I think I like this album because of its very different genres. There are a lot of different types of music on there. There’s also even a little bit of R&B in “NY Lullaby.”
All in all, I think that Kaleigh has a lot of potentials and I really do dig her music. I like that she encompasses the rock, the pop, the dance, the R&B you know there’s a lot of genre-melding but I’ll let you make your own decisions on what you think about Kaleigh.
I’m gonna play her track “God Have Mercy”
I hope you enjoyed learning about Kaleigh and listening to her music. If you are interested in finding out more about her you can check her official website out at https://lovealwayskaleigh.com. Or you can check her out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her handle on Facebook is “LoveAlwaysKaleigh”. Twitter is at “lvalwayskaleigh,” and on Instagram, you can find her at “lovealwayskaleigh.”
Thanks so much for listening. I look forward to seeing you in the next episode