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Laila - 'Sparks'

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Laila has just released her latest single, 'Sparks', and emotional pop-country track that marks her third release, following pop hit 'I Like Girls'. A deeply introspective single that delves into the challenges of navigating the
dating world after heartbreak, 'Sparks' sees Laila confronting her fears of being hurt again and her inclination to guard herself against romantic connections.

Drawing inspiration from a serendipitous moment she witnessed while walking home in Toronto, Laila explained, "I was walking home and saw sparks coming off the 501 streetcar in Toronto, and it got me thinking about how my default these days is to shut down any romantic sparks I start to feel out of a fear of being hurt again." She continued, “I wrote most of this song on a voice note on my phone during that walk home. Finishing this song made me realize that my heart still needs to heal before it can ‘work' again. Because it definitely doesn’t work right now - which is okay.”

Contrasting with her previous releases, 'Sparks' takes a stripped-back approach, highlighting Laila's soft, raw, and vulnerable vocals. The song's minimalist production creates an intimate atmosphere, allowing her honest and introspective lyrics to take center stage. Through her soul-stirring performance, Laila unveils the depths of her emotions, painting a poignant portrait of the complexities that arise when acknowledging the need for healing and recognising that her heart requires time before it can fully embrace new sparks of romance.

'Sparks' was written by Laila Kharouba, Jon Pike, and Brandon Pero, produced by Jon Pike and Brandon Pero, mixed by Brandon Pero, mastered by Kristian Montano, with pedal steel by Doug Johnson.

The new single is a reminder to Laila’s audiences that healing and self-discovery are essential before embarking on new romantic chapters, and it further solidifies Laila's place as a compelling storyteller in the music industry. Prepare to be moved by the raw beauty of 'Sparks' as Laila's evocative vocals and introspective lyrics take you on an intimate and transformative musical experience.

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