Americana singer-songwriter Lillian Leadbetter continues to build hype for her debut album with the upcoming release of her new single, “American Sweetheart,” slated for an official release of June 27th.
“American Sweetheart” takes listeners on a captivating musical journey through heartfelt lyrics, mesmerizing melodies, and Leadbetter’s distinctively emotive voice. This enchanting release showcases the songstress’s storytelling prowess, leaving a lasting impression on the listener.
The opening verse paints a vivid picture of a young woman with dreams and aspirations, yearning for love and success. Leadbetter’s lyrical abilities shine as she weaves her words together, creating an experience that lingers long after the final note fades.
The bridge serves as a contemplative interlude, creating a reflective atmosphere that adds depth to the song’s narrative. Leadbetter’s ability to evoke empathy through her lyrics is remarkable, allowing listeners to connect on a personal level with the story being told. It deserves mention for its captivating musicality, relatability, and thought-provoking narrative.
Born and raised in rural Vermont, Leadbetter is a singer, songwriter, poet and multimedia artist. Her vision will be translated in full color on the debut record that she co-produced with Eli Gold, State of Romance, set to release in October 2023, which she recorded at Burlington’s Future Fields Studio.
Leadbetter released her first single, “Sophia,” on April 4th, which set the tone for the rest of the album, further cemented by the melodies of “American Sweetheart.” Her choral and folk roots are ubiquitous in her work, creating a unique blend of melodic and stylistic structure.
The earliest musical influences for the artist rose from the melodies of songbirds, low hum in the trees and nights singing to her father’s guitar. Performing and composing original music with a romantic outlook and evocative melodies for the past decade, she draws her influences ranging from Anaïs Mitchell and John Prine to Lana Del Ray and Rachael Price.
With its relatable themes and poignant storytelling, “American Sweetheart” is a testament to Leadbetter’s talent and marks her as a rising talent in the singer-songwriter world. Keep an eye out for its official streaming release next week June 27th.