Filipino singer Lesha steps up to the International Stage

Published November 17, 2021, 12:36 PM

by Joe Priela

She signs with the same label as Lauv, Tom Misch, and Finneas


Fast rising electropop artist Lesha is moving to a higher level. Unstoppable, to say the least, this generational pop personality decides to spread her wings and become the captain of her own ship. She joins AWAL, a prestigious British music distribution company and one of the renowned labels worldwide, housing the world’s biggest names in the industry such as Lauv, Finneas, BANKS, girl in red, deadmau5, Tom Misch, The Wombats, mxmtoon, and more.

“I chose to make the bold move of going fully independent again and teaming up with AWAL for my music distribution, because I felt it was the right thing to do,” Lesha excitingly shares.

She gave a little background on her new international affiliation, sharing “Not all artists can get accepted because AWAL only selects artists with a trajectory and notable milestones. I went through an application process and after 5 days, I got an acceptance email from the team! AWAL empowers independent artists by giving them full control and ownership over their work. As an artist that cares so much about my artistry and rights, being with AWAL was truly a match made in heaven.”

British music distribution company AWAL

It’s, perhaps, safe to say it was fate itself that carved the road for Lesha to navigate. Being an independent artist, Lesha always wanted to explore her musicality and freedom being known as a “DIY” type of artist and having built her career and artistry around that. Through the years, she has shown her audience that an artist can thrive in the music industry without being backed up by the big machinery a label can provide.

Amplifying the positivity of this read is another good news. Lesha is debuting her next track entitled “Twin Flames,” collaborating with two International music icons, U.K. singer-songwriter Lewis Maxwell and Bahrain-based producer Ghauri.


As Lesha explains the meaning of the song, “’Twin Flames’ speaks a lot to me when it comes to my perspective on love or relationships. As much as I hate to admit it, I enjoy the thrill of the running and chasing stage and this is the song that summarizes that entire feeling for me.”

“The entire idea of a Twin Flame connection and how chaotic yet electric it has always been very fascinating to me. I would read a bunch of articles about it just out of curiosity and I always wondered if I would ever find or come across my ‘Twin Flame,’ but I guess that’s something I may or may not ever find out. I’m also happy that I got to work with two of the best international artists. Ghauri and I have been meaning to collaborate on a track for a while now, so when he passed this track on to me I immediately got down to writing. A few weeks prior to writing this song I met Lewis and I fell in love with his voice. I just knew he’d be the perfect fit for this song, so I hit him up and I was so glad he was down to work on the song with me,” she continues.

Lewis Maxwell

Things are becoming brighter for Lesha. She has always believed that the best is yet to come and now, she’s looking forward to where the universe will take her next. As she takes her sweet time cherishing every moment, it’s clear that she’s not in a hurry. But one thing’s for sure, she is making a mark all throughout.

“I guess I can say I’ve been preparing my whole life for this. And no, it’s not an over exaggeration haha! I’ve always wanted to represent the Philippines globally ever since I began performing and competing in the past. I just can’t wait for that moment to arrive and for the universe to hand me that opportunity soon.”

“Twin Flames” is the 3rd track of Lesha’s global collaboration visual album titled “SUN MOON RISING,” set to drop in early 2022 and is going to be available on all digital music streaming platforms this November 12, 2021. Check out Lesha’s music on Spotify or watch the official music videos, covers, and learn more about music production on Lesha’s YouTube Channel.