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ANNAPOLIS, MD, February 28, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It's sexy. It's sweet. It's gonna kick your ass. It is the latest album from rising neo-soul/pop band, Sweet Leda. The long-awaited follow-up to their 2009 EP, "Bittersweet Changes," the band's newest creation, "Need the Music," beckons listeners to come along on a funky, soul-filled, hook-driven ride, as it conquers everything from in-your-face break ups to controversial topics like lesbian love.
Powered by Lead Singer Julie Cymek's authoritative yet seductive vocals, the album features sophisticated song structures with a heavy dose of hard-core rock and groove.
The story behind the album's title: "Every member of Sweet Leda feels that we absolutely need music every day to love, understand, communicate, and live," explains Cymek.
That philosophy is shared by Sweet Leda fans, which is why the band took a creative approach to fan involvement by including, in a tangible way, those who are helping to fund the project. Not only did they invite fans who made contributions of $1,000 to come to the recording studio and play a literal part in the recording of the album, but for smaller contributions, the band is including fans' names in the liner notes of the CD. A private house concert is also up for grabs.
"The recording process has been quite exhausting and all-consuming, but we are feeling the excitement and energy from our fans, and it really helps to keep us going," says the band.
"Need the Music" is set to debut at a March 26th Album Release Show at Annapolis, MD's premier Rock 'n Roll club, The Whiskey, where the band will take the stage for a live performance. The event will also feature an appearance by Singer/Songwriter Christie Lenee, whose jazz-induced folk/rock is gaining her a solid following in the Mid-Atlantic region, along with Higher Hands, a funk/soul/jazz group that will also take the stage and likely cause the audience to break into a funky dance frenzy.
Produced by longtime Producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli, "Need the Music" will be available in CD (for $5 at the album release party only) and digital format and can be pre-ordered from www.sweetleda.com. The digital release will be available through iTunes and other digital music outlets. Fans can get in on the action (until March 1st) by visiting http://www.enjyn.com/projects/a-new-album-for-sweet-leda-is-on-its-way.
About Sweet Leda
Based in Annapolis, MD, Sweet Leda is a rising star in the diverse Annapolis music community. With its rich blend of new school funk, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda's heartfelt original material has drawn comparisons to Joss Stone, Janis, Maroon 5, Supreme Beings of Leisure, and Edie Brickell, while garnering its very own stylistic label: "sexy smooth rock and groove".
For more information about Sweet Leda, please email Jaime Horrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.507.2711. For tickets to the March 26th Album Release Show, visit www.missiontix.com.
Official Website: www.sweetleda.com
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