If you go to her website www.leonanaess.com you can stream three songs from the new album on the main page:
“I Wait For My Prince”
“Beautiful Boy” (not a Lennon cover)
“Everyone’s Given Up”
I am pretty sure that the labelling on the songs is off: The second song title pops up as Beautiful Boy, but the lyrics talk about Wait For My Prince. So go figure. They are all excellent, whatever they are called. My favorite is the #1 track. Also available for download on Leona’s site is the song Ballerina, which was produced by Tori Amos.
Her new album includes a duet with Ben Lee on a song called “Boyfriends,” and is currently in the process of being mastered for a potential early summer release date. This will be the followup to her lovely 2003 self-titled release, which was produced by Ethan Johns.
Leona is playing tomorrow night in NYC at the Living Room if you are a New Yorker hankering for a good show.