Pop singer-songwriter Laila is releasing her debut 6 song EP, Heart Doesn’t Work Like That. Set to release on Friday, October 27th, this EP is a breathtaking amalgamation of Laila’s artistry as a solo artist, chronicling the highs and lows of a breakup with poignant dance tracks and soul-baring ballads alike.
The EP is a dynamic collection of reflective heartbreak anthems delivered with on-the-nose lyricism and energized sonic pop, yet emotionally raw soundscapes featuring singles “Strangers at the Airport,” “I Like Girls,” “Sparks,” and the title track, “Heart Doesn’t Work Like That.”
Adding an extra layer of introspection is new song “I Hope It Kills You,” a stripped-back piano ballad that showcases Laila’s vulnerability and unparalleled songwriting skills. A new acoustic version of the title track, “Heart Doesn’t Work Like That,” is also featured, and underscores the raw passion embedded in the EP.
Heart Doesn’t Work Like That features writing by Laila Kharouba, Jon Pike (BRDGS), Brandon Pero, Monica Spiering, Stephen Joffe (Birds of Bellwoods), produced by Jon Pike and Brandon Pero, mixed by Brandon Pero, mastered by Kristian Montano (Virginia to Vegas), and features drums by Chris Dimas, guitar by Stu Weinberg, piano by Steve O’Connor and pedal steel by Doug Johnson.
With a voice that weaves sweet, raw, and deeply emotional vocals, Laila‘s debut EP is set to resonate with fans of Kacey Musgraves, Ariana Grande, and anyone who craves music that touches the soul.
Introducing Laila: a rising pop sensation of Jordanian-Canadian descent. Laila’s first two releases, “Strangers at the Airport” and “I Like Girls” garnered attention on CBC Radio’s “Here & Now”, and at Toronto’s Pride Festival. Her music, driven by dynamic pop soundscapes, is characterized by its on-the-nose lyricism, reflecting raw emotions and relatable experiences. Laila recently graced the season finale of Netflix’s “Glamorous,” where she starred alongside the iconic Kim Cattrall of “Sex and the City”.
Laila’s debut EP, “Heart Doesn’t Work Like That,” further solidifies her status as an emerging force in the entertainment industry. Working with producers Jon Pike (BRDGS) and Brandon Pero (Devon Cole), this collection of reflective heartbreak anthems showcases her versatility and knack for crafting infectious melodies that resonate deeply with audiences. Keep an eye on Laila as she continues to captivate hearts and minds with her powerful artistry.
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