Helen Leicht’s Local Pick Of The Day: Lelia Broussard’s “Spiderwebs”

Leila Broussard

One of the things we love about indie songstress Lelia Broussard—well, in addition to her sultry voice and the fact that she cut her teeth in the Philly open-mic scene—is her way with words. Her official bio, which is listed in bullet points (because “bios are boring”), includes priceless tidbits such as “I was an egg, then I was fertilized, then I was born,” “I once had 15 cats. Creepy right?,” and “Waited tables, got fired for yelling at my boss (he was a special kind of douche).” Personally, we’re big fans of any musician who skips past the cut-and-dry press-release B.S. and lets their personality shine through—especially when it’s someone with a playful sense of wit.

Lelia (pronounced “Lil-yah”—which just happens to also be the title of the album she released in 2005)—has since moved to Los Angeles (after a stint in New York), but that doesn’t make us any less excited about her new album, Masquerade, which was released yesterday and produced by Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson). Lelia will head out on tour in support of the album later this month; the tour includes a performance at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore on Friday, December 3rd.