Leila Sunier

Leila Sunier

Leila Sunier


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Leila Sunier
Bio
Leila Sunier carries a strange, incurable energy about her. Both in person and in her music, she is hard to capture in a single phrase, attesting to her diverse appreciation for music, the visual arts, and life. 

Growing up in a large, tight-knit family, ranges of sound from all genres were proudly played and celebrated at home. Saturday mornings were devoted to the household names of country and soul, Johnny Cash and Etta James, evenings to the swinging jazz classics Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, car rides to the bombastic tones of Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent, and practically every other day, to the sweet, melodic poetry of Joni Mitchel and Paul Simon. Her musical curiosity only grew with each new voice, culminating in her own, distinct sense of songwriting and production.  

When she attended to university to pursue her passion at Miami's Frost School of Music, Leila found herself completely immersed in the world of music she had always dreamed of. She performed regularly around campus, at various venues and events around the neighborhood, organized an east coast summer tour for her own band, and managed to secure a few gigs in relation to Miami’s heralded Art Basel.

However, come her third year, Leila reached an impasse. Realizing that she wasn't being true to her art, the artist took time off to explore the world outside of the constraints of academia. What she found was a wonderfully vibrant community of people of all backgrounds and a reassured sense of tenacity. In the mountains of Colorado, she carefully curated a selection of eight songs into her first full formed project, “The Length of a Song”, which is set for release in two installments for the Fall of 2018.

At heart, Leila is a storyteller. Behind every song is an experience, a lesson to be shared. Confessions, observations, and ruminations concerning life fill her notebooks and animate her live set. Her affable stage presence, humor, and raw honesty makes her one to watch, as this is only the beginning of the artist's journey.
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Expertise
music producer, songwriting, music performance
Interests
jazz, soul, indie pop, singer/songwriter, dream pop, alternative rock, alternative folk

Recent Submissions

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Leila Sunier by Could Be

Andrea Young

Nice, contemplative tone to this, the vocals and arrangement compliment each other well.  For me, it's a bit long and changes gear around 4:00 and loses me a bit, would recommend editing down possibly (could release a redux, radio edit or remix) to make it more attractive for commercial play.  Lots of other advice on how to get it heard in the streaming space, but will see you and explain more!  Thanks for your submission, looking forward to chatting further!

Leila Sunier submitted media.

Telephone Tag by Leila Sunier

Courtney Benjamin

I love the feel of the whole song. I’m a big fan of hearing a voice before :15. Opens up strong smooth and mellow vibes. Lyrics give good direction and took me on the journey with you. I can definitely see this placed in film with use of the catchy chorus in a scene selection. I would like to keep in contact maybe collab with some of our producers on commercial pitches. I looked up your catalog in Bmi did you produce this track as well? Love your voice. Great Job. 

Bob Lugowe

Enjoyable song with an infectious chorus, you definitely have a talent here. If you're looking to continue to grow I'd suggest making some visual accompaniments for your singles, whether a traditional music video, motion graphics video, or instagram snippets that you record yourself with the music playing. Also consider hiring a publicist for your next release to get your music in front of more people (blogs, local media, radio etc.). This type of  music is best experienced live too so make sure you're playing as much as possible with artists of similar sounds and see if you can get on bills with bigger artists in your space. It seems like you're off to a good start, you just have to grind online and in your local scene to start reaching the next steps. Best of luck!

Robal Johnson

I dig the quirky vibe and your voice is quite lovely. The lyrics are cute and the chorus is fun. I like your experimentation with unique instruments. My only criticism is the fluidity and the excessive background vocals. I felt that the song goes from acoustic folk pop to eclectronica and back n forth a bit, which was distracting. But after a few spins, I like the track as a whole and I think there is some potential here. I would be interested to know what kind of performing you are doing at the moment - coffee shops, open mics, clubs, etc. Are you touring, are you gigging regularly, and how are you performing a song like this live with all of the electronics involved? Is it a solo acoustic thing? Do you have a backing band? I love experimental music and I appreciate what you are doing here, but I would have a hard time categorizing this song for radio play or soundtrack submission. Definitely interested in hearing more. Please feel free to send more tracks and holler with any questions. Good luck! 

Andrea Young

Awesome original and intriguing jazzy pop voice, I'm a fan!  Would love to hear more in depth production and arrangement elements, not a big fan of them on this, but its an awesome track.  Send a high quality mp3 to andrea@aspenbeat.com with 'Fluence Request - Artist Name - Track Title' in the subject line and I'll add to playlists and shows. A few quick notes -- do you know that you are listed on HypeMachine (1 blog), suggest you put that on all your socials if not already (take a photo for Ig), ask friends, fans and followers to like you on HypeM, very powerful music discovery aggregator for major playlisters; love your 'Jukebox' playlist, but suggest adding your own track in the #2 or #3 position at very least; would love some photos, most of your photos are of landscapes and non-personal pics, need to connect the voice with who you are.  Thanks for allowing my feedback, thanks for your submission, good luck with you music!