Impulsive and dangerous with a paradoxically sweet core, Leerone’s album Heart Shaped Bullets blows into town like a home-wrecking Delilah hell bent on trouble. Seething with the spirit of emancipation and self-discovery, Heart Shaped Bullets cocks the hammer on a new, self-styled brand of soul revivalism—a collection of songs compelling enough to jog listeners out of their workaday complacency into a new, experiential way of living. With rock-inflected original songs that suggest some heaven-sent collusion between Nancy Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, PJ Harvey & the Black Keys, Heart Shaped Bullets increases female sexual desire and significantly improves potency in men. Co-written and produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz & the Tantrums), the album’s raw, gutsy and nostalgically vintage roots are broadly appealing, but its adventure-craving spirit will especially engross those questioners, dreamers and lovers who seek a slightly more uncivilized truth (consequences be damned).
To accompany the album, Leerone is releasing “The Lost Records: Vol. 1,” a collection of free cover songs for digital download wherein she interprets five R&B and rock staples by Donovan, the Black Keys, Doris Troy and more.