ME & MY SONG SE1 EP9 ~ “Allegiance to Love”
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Me & My Song SE1 Episode 9
“Allegiance to Love”
Come along this week on “Me and My Song”, as Jessica Leia takes the stage and discusses love – which is the inspiration behind this month’s/episode’s song: “Allegiance to Love”. Although Jessica discusses some of the logistical background about this song and how it was written not long after 9-11 when she was faced with the reality of her lover being called back in to active duty, she makes the focus of her monologue more on the subject of Love, itself. Jessica discusses the relevance of that force that we call Love, in our daily lives and about the bravery required to allow it in to our hearts and consequently, in to this world. Sharing some of her own personal experience about what love has shown her, Jessica encourages the audience and reminds herself, that Love has Its own intelligence and can guide us through anything, if we simply invite It in.
This week on “Me and My Song”, join Jessica Leia and her sidekick, Rob McCloskey, as they discuss and then do a live performance of this month’s song: “Allegiance to Love”. First Rob will admit to never seeing celery in his life, then there will be a mini music lesson on the topic of Time Signatures and how you can count up to 12 or you can count up to 4 and it still ends up being the same thing. Well… it’s kind of complicated, (or rather “Compound”), but you’ll understand after Jessica explains it all while slappin’ along with the beat! Finally, as they wrap things up with the performance of a touching ballad about the struggles faced by those who have lovers in the military, you’ll be so busy enjoying the song that counting the beats probably won’t even cross your mind.
Jessica Leia and the guys head on over to Fantasy Studios this week on “Me and My Song”, where the place is so big, Jessica can’t even find her way around. Eventually everyone figures out where they are and gets settled with some chocolate and wine, there’s a minor religious experience, and then, the recording begins. Toss in a little headphone yoga, some sporadic screaming and a little bit of angst and you’ve got yourself some magical, behind the scenes moments in a recording studio!
This week on “Me and My Song”, Jessica Leia heads in to the recording studio to record the final vocals for this month’s song: “Allegiance to Love”. Enjoy brief topics such as alter egos and drug use, while also experiencing Jessica anxiously record the vocals and then discuss how much she hates the job she did. Hey, you would be anxious too if everybody was laughing at you when you did YOUR vocal warm ups! But no worries, all’s well that ends well and this installment definitely ends well: with an epic music video, which combines all the footage from the arduous process of recording this song over the previous month. Enjoy!
Copyright 2018 © Jessica Leia Written, directed, edited and produced by Jessica Leia
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THE SONG “Allegiance to Love”
A ballad of Billy Joel proportions, “Allegiance to Love” is a song about the emotional struggles often faced by lovers in the military. In this fully produced studio version, Jessica Leia presents her song with conviction as she expresses this struggle admirably in her vocals and pulls off some pretty fancy finger work on the keys. Written in a 12/8 time, this song is drenched with tasty drum fills and well-chosen bass lines. Throw in a little velvety, electric guitar and you’ve got a piece that will move you while you listen to Jessica sing about the angst that comes from knowing your lover may be heading off to war.
You can DOWNLOAD all 3 versions of "Allegiance to Love" here:
Allegiance to Love – SOLO
UPC BarCode: 194171748707
Allegiance to Love – LIVE
Allegiance to Love – FINAL
UPC BarCode: 194171748691
* Jessica Leia on Vocals and Piano
* Rob McCloskey on Bass
* Rich Dibenedetto on Drums
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