Artist: Gina Leslie
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Song: “I See You Everywhere I Go”
Album: No, You’re Crying EP
Release Date: February 11, 2022
In Their Words: “This song comes from a small bedroom in a yellow house in New Orleans, where I was nursing my heart back to health after a never-ending ending. Surrounded by the photos on the walls, dead flowers and love letters, I was spinning in my heartbreak. This song came to light as a call to letting go, even when I know there’s no forgetting. I had all the pieces of the song swirling around for some time, and my good friend Elise Leavy helped me finish the puzzle.
“I started recording my EP just a few weeks before the lockdown, and the project got stalled for months, so I holed up in that same room and recorded my own harmonies to stay busy. The most sparse track on the EP, I wanted to keep the raw and intimate feeling that song was born from. I sent it to my friend Alex Hargreaves and he added a ghostly and melancholy string section that makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.” — Gina Leslie
Photo Credit: Noe Cugny