Leela James Tributes Etta James in New Video

R&B singer Leela James has just unveiled the video for her new single “Something Got a Hold on Me,” the first track to be released from her upcoming tribute album “In the Spirit of Etta James.”

The album will feature covers of several signature Etta songs, including “I Never Meant to Love Him,” It Hurts So Much,” I’d Rather Go Blind” and several original tracks as well.

“I think Etta James sang from real pain, which truly made the blues and soul of her music special. Very few artists are able to convey that sincere pain in their music,” shares Leela.

“In the Spirit of Etta” will feature production from Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, who together and separately have produced hits for John Legend, India Arie and Heather Headley.

Look for the album to drop, according to Leela’s Facebook page, very soon.


  1. Great video!! For some reason she looks like Lauryn Hill to me.

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