Lesley Roy On Her Sound, Her Big Break & On Stage Persona

Lesley Roy talks about her musical sound, landing a record deal with Jive, becoming a different person on stage, and being from a small town and heading to New York CityA video clip ‘Introducing… Lesley Roy’ has been posted at the Irish singer songwriter’s Vevo channel, where she talked about recording her debut album in New York, her frustration with working at a factory before she got signed, going into a different zone on stage, having “such a good friendship” with Max Martin, and why she selected ‘Unbeautiful’ as the album title.

Talking about her music, Lesley said, “My sound, I think I would describe it as an old classic rock sound with a hint of modern day production, drums sound, great guitar riffs that would take you back to an ’80s rock sound with a raspy female vocal.”

Reflecting on her humble roots, Lesley said, “Coming from such a small town and knowing everyone around here and moving away to New York and trying to write this album, towards the end it definitely has moved in to what I want to write about. It’s just like you’re packing your bags, you’re getting there, and you’ve gotta try and you’re sorry you’re hurting the other person or your family for leaving them, but you just have to make it work right now, otherwise you’re never going to do it.”

Before getting her break, Leslie confessed, “So before I got signed, I was working in a factory. It was extremely frustrating. Every day I wanted it to be Friday. Working in the factory when I’ve got all these ideas that I want to get out. I had a lot of drive when I was really young. My friends never had that constant voice I would have when I was 9 or 10. I don’t think we’re gonna have anything this week. Honestly, I willed something big to happen, and it did.”

As for her on-stage persona, Roy said, “When I’m performing I definitely go into a different zone. I’m a shy person, but when I go on stage, I run around with my band. I’ve got my electric guitar and I just like rocking out. I don’t want to stand still, I want to keep moving.”

Watch the clip below.

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