Leighton Meester is a month away from releasing her debut studio album – and we couldn’t be more excited. You may have heard Leighton featuring on the major track from Cobra Starship ‘Good Girls Go Bad’, or her contributions to the soundtrack of Country Strong, but this is where this Gossip Girl makes her big break into the music industry.
So far, only the single ‘Heartstrings’ has been revealed, but here are just more than a few reasons why getting excited for its expected release on October 27th is no mistake.
6. It’s available for pre-order.
No waiting around when the album finally does hit the shelves; you’ll already have it downloading straight to your iPod. Result.
5. Leighton gives an unreal live performance
We know how it is in the pop industry. Too often are today’s acts more auto-tune and computers than genuine talent, but here’s where you won’t be disappointed. Far from a manufactured voice, Leighton can really sing and her lives performances don’t stray too far from studio perfection.
4. The silky smooth sound of ‘Heartstrings’
It’s cool, it’s chill – it the music equivalent of a trendy wine bar with dim lighting and red carpet. Visualise that, and now – listen to it again.
3. There are a total of 9 tracks on the album
That’s 9 excellent songs you can individually find yourself addicted to. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
2. Her covers online are proof enough that she is a talented singer
Like we said before, Leighton is a top-notch singer, and if her live performance wasn’t convincing enough, here’s her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ with Dana Williams
1. We can’t wait to see what our favourite Gossip Girl is going to do with her debut album.
Leighton’s experience in the music industry has been pretty varied – from her country jams in Country Strong, to the electro-pop ‘Your Love’s a Drug’ – so we can’t be totally sure what to expect from her now, other than what the sound of Heartstrings suggests. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
What do you think? Excited about the album? And what are your thoughts on ‘Heartstrings’?