Masquerade

Album: Masquerade (2011)
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  • South Louisiana born Lelia Broussard is described as a sultry, soulful pop artist. Her music is rooted in her Southern heritage, but having moved to Philadelphia in her teens, she has taken influences from the Philly soul sound. Her debut EP, Louisiana Soul, written and recorded when Lelia was just 15 got extensive airplay on University of Pennsylvania's 88.5 WXPN. Ultimately, two of Lelia's songs, "Secrets" and "Should Have Known", from that first EP, were featured on two episodes of Joan of Arcadia on CBS-TV. Broussard has since transplanted to Los Angeles.
  • This is the title track from Broussard's second album. Broussard told Spinner UK that the song is about "people who parade around like they are someone very different from who they actually are."
  • The Molly Green and James Lefler directed video was shot in a seedy theater in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and features Broussard's trademark face paint. She told Spinner UK: "My album is called Masquerade and I wanted to have some sort of visual element to represent that when I played live and when I did photo shoots."

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