Belgian singer-songwriter LEA RUE’s professional debut is simply astonishing. Signed by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike themselves to their Smash The House label.
Her first single “I Can’t Say No” took off with amazing results in her home country, Belgium, reaching number 2 on the Ultratop Belgian Singles Chart and number 1 for five weeks in radio MNM Top 50. A remix by Norwegian DJ’s Broiler topped the Norwegian and the Swedish Singles Chart. On Spotify, more than 25 million streams worldwide puts her amongst the top 5 female most streamed Belgian artists.
Her second single “Sleep” reached number 2 on the Ultratop, this time also entering the Studio Brussels chart “De Afrekening”. Topping that, the world’s most popular Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies aka Felix De Laet, remixed “Sleep”, renaming it “Sleep for the weak”, which gained over 12 million streams on Spotify, leaving the rest of the world gearing up to equal this magic Belgian duo-success. The following 2 years, Lea toured with Lost Frequencies around Europe, giving a live sound to Lost Frequencies’ world hits “Are You With me” and” Reality” with Janieck Devy and Felix himself.
Her new solo single, “Watching you” is written from the internet perspective. It portrays how social media is taking over our lives on a level that is sometimes frightening and oppressive. The lyrics in the song “the city can steal all your thoughts by giving you more, leashed by the shadows through so many open doors”, reflect our commitment to the internet which makes us feel like someone’s always listening or looking in.
Lea likes to use her voice in contrasting ways. High fragile tones often change into low dark ambiances, adding gravity and depth to her lyrics. Lea’s music can be defined as an organic mix of several dance subgenres such as electronica, dream pop, downtempo trip hop and indie-electro.
With this fourth song, Lea Rue aims to further co-write and develop her own material working towards an EP and live performances in 2019.