Bishara & Leia

FRESH: ‘Say It Ain’t So’ – Bishara and Leia

Bishara and Leia join forces for “Say It Ain’t So”

Bishara is the 17-year-old natural talent from Linköping who made his debut performance in the Swedish TV show Melodifestivalen with his single “On My Own” in 2019, after first launching his career with covers on Instagram. His performance in Melodifestivalen was the first time he ever stood on a real stage and he ended up on a honorable second place in the competition. His follow up single “Love Don’t Let Me Down” was released in the beginning of summer in 2019 and Bishara made appearances on major TV shows in Sweden such as Allsång på Skansen, The Swedish National Day Celebration and Lotta på Liseberg.

Leia is a 14-year-old songbird from Stockholm who during the summer of 2019 released her debut single “If I Ruled The World”. The single demonstrates her dynamic, powerful voice and focuses lyrically on how she herself would tackle heavy subjects such as inequality and injustice. Co-written by Zara Larsson, the single is a feminist anthem for women all over the world but concentrating on Leia and how she would change the world if she got the chance. The single was added to Rix FM straight after release and she made her debut performance on the Swedish TV show Sommarkrysset.

During the summer of 2019 both Leia and Bishara embarked on a nationwide tour together with the Rix FM Festival where they performed their duet “Say It Ain’t So”. The song was extremely well received by their respective fans and they received a huge amount of questions about the songs release date. Now the pair are finally releasing “Say It Ain’t So”, a downtempo pop tune with a strong message about how hard it can be to break up with someone who you once was close with.

For more about Bishara, check out his FACEBOOK page and for more about Leia, check out her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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