Stunning Soul Pop from London. - Kelli-Leigh: Just For One Day (Official Music Video)
posted 02 May 2020 by Krister Axel
This anthemic moment of self-importance couples a laser-sharp instinct for commercial pop with the secret escape that we all deserve.

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Kelli-Leigh Henry-Davila, known professionally as Kelli-Leigh, is a South London singer songwriter who has worked with the likes of Duke Dumont, Jax Jones and Low Steppa. Her creative inspiration stems from the Whitney Houston and Prince albums that she grew up listening to, and after touring with Adele on her 21 album tour, Kelli-Leigh decided to step out on her own as a solo artist.

In 2017 Kelli-Leigh entered the Official UK Charts featuring on the Top 10 smash hit "More Than Friends" with James Hype, and followed up with a co-headline track "For Love" with R&B legend Mario and Ministry of Sound’s newly signed ThrdL!fe. Kelli-Leigh's debut single "Do You Wanna Be Loved Like This?" was released in February of 2018, and found early success in the UAE by trending in the top 10 on Shazam, and subsequently entering the Virgin Radio Dubai HOT 30 chart. As she continues to build creatively and artistically through her own label Music Core, Kelli-Leigh is announcing the music video for her brand new single "Just For One Day," with accompanying visuals that were shot by her film-student sister Sarah-Louise Davila and edited by Kelli-Leigh herself. This upbeat tribute to self-love was written by Kelli-Leigh in collaboration with up-and-coming producer Hoost, in their first writing session together, after a difficult morning of wrong turns and unnecessary complications. Kelli-Leigh's creative mind was primed for a stream of consciousness, and this song was born as a direct explanation of how she was feeling in that moment. Her satiny voice combines an affinity for soul-inspired vocal riffs with a crystal-clear upper register, as her stunning ability to convey emotion in a way that feels genuine puts her in a class all by herself. This anthemic moment of self-importance couples a laser-sharp instinct for commercial pop with the secret escape that we all deserve.

I'm gonna waste away
And let my feelings feel
I'm gonna to ghost the world, the world
Just for one day

Kelli-Leigh's astonishing career spans a total of 8 years - and includes over 500 million streams on Spotify, 2 UK numbers 1s, and 3 UK Top 10 hits. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist