Words | Le’Keisha Sims
Meet Leah McFall, one of the UK’s newest bright pop darlings. Fresh off her season 2 appearance on The Voice UK, Leah has slowly been teasing new music, hinting at her hotly anticipated debut album. You see Leah has two rules about Pop:
Rule 1: Pop moves quickly. “I get people stopping me on the tube,” smiles Leah McFall, less than twelve months after she found herself propelled deep into the national consciousness. “And they say: ‘What happened to you?’”
Rule 2: Pop moves quickly, but you can’t rush it. So while Leah may have become a household name behind the scenes Leah had been making music, learning her craft and even putting out her own music since childhood, and she had no intention of going for a quick, easy, rush-released debut.
So here we are with her debut single Home featuring Will.i.am, inspired by her old stomping grounds of Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. “I’ve lived away for five years,” she explains, “and when you start traveling around the world you realise how beautiful Ireland is. However amazing the rest of the world might be, you can’t replace the feeling of that place you grew up in……It now feels like my dreamworld is where I grew up” she smiles. “And that’s the place I can still escape to.”
Home was released July 27th via Capitol Records