Hardcore fans of American Idol will remember Leah LaBelle from Season 3. Back then she auditioned as Leah Vladowski but opted for a more stage-friendly LaBelle for the rest of the competition. Then 16-years-old, she made the Top 12 due to being Paula Abdul’s wildcard pick. Her luck ran out the following week when she was the first voted out. Almost a decade later, the 26-year-old is about to release her debut album.
“Lolita” is the second track from her upcoming Epic Records debut. It’s a follow-up to her well-received lead cut, “Sexify.” Produced by Pharrell, it’s a fun seductive R&B track. The Diane Martel-directed music video is a little budget and borderline creepy with the very young looking boys parading around shirtless, but I’m loving the track. I guess the imagery falls in line with Vladimir Nabokov’s novel. The single definitely deserves a little mainstream love. Check it out below.
Do you remember Leah from American Idol? What do you think of the track? If you haven’t checked out “Sexify,” I recommend you do so. Sound off below.