Actress, singer, and overall flawless human being Leighton Meester had quite the surprise for us today when she announced she will finally be releasing her long-awaited debut album Heartstrings on October 28 via Hotly Wanting! If you remember correctly, the 28-year-old entertainer made her first attempt at a music career back in 2009 when she debuted her infectious Robin Thicke-assisted single “Somebody To Love.” Unfortunately for Lei Lei, the song went nowhere and her second single “Your Love’s A Drug” was hardly given a push so an album never saw the light of day. That’s all about to change now though with Leighton embracing a whole new singer-songwriter direction.
Below is the title track from the upcoming nine-song LP, “Heartstrings,” a acoustic-driven pop number that is packed with haunting background coos and melancholy, heaven-sent melodies written by Leighton and produced by Jeff Trott. “Had to save my own self from all your evil games and now it ain’t the same / You will have no such luck to try to come inside / It is to be denied / Tie my heartstrings, I tie my heartstrings off,” she sweetly sings across the shifting production. Easily the best thing we’ve heard come out of her mouth thus far – I absolutely love it. What do you guys think?
“‘Heartstrings’ speaks to vibe and encompasses a lot of the themes of the rest of the album,” Leighton told Billboard. “It’s been a long time coming and I’m very excited to finally release it.”