The spirit of Leah LaBelle, who died in a tragic car accident earlier this year, lives on through a new posthumous EP. To celebrate what would have been LaBelle’s 32nd birthday, her closest friends, collaborators and family have come together to release Love To The Moon.
For the five-track release, Pharrell Williams, Sam Hook, Gabe Roland, Tom Strahle and Midi Jones lend their creative talents to carry on the musical legacy of LaBelle.
The project’s final track, “Orange Skies,” is incredibly special as it features a voice note that LaBelle recorded on her phone for a friend’s child who passed away the year prior. “When I’m gone, sing my song / Promise to remember me forever more,” she sings.
The proceeds from Love To The Moon EP will go to the annual Leah LaBelle Scholarship Program that her mother Anastasia Vladowski launched after her death.
Since LaBelle’s death, collaborators like Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael-Cox and JoJo have shown their unconditional love for her through unreleased songs and social media tributes. It’s indeed a blessing that LaBelle has some many people are dedicated to keeping her name alive.