Raised in New York City and now living and working in Atlanta, 20-year-old phenom Leaf personifies the modern young multi-hyphenate: writing and producing her own music, directing and editing her own videos, and even designing her own MBM clothing line. Yet, what sets Leaf apart from her DIY counterparts is a raw, undeniable personal charisma and seductive artistic vision, both of which are captured in peak form on her Magnet Bitch EP.
Vicious raps and ethereal angelic vocals shove back and forth over gothed out sub-bass throughout Magnet Bitch (named after Leaf’s self-proclaimed “magnet bitch movement” of female solidarity) making for a captivatingly quick, must-rewind listen. From the swaggering “Drama” to the acoustic coda of “Slick” and the spacey kiss-off anthem “Calling Me Like,” the EP captures the many moods of Leaf in hi-def and sets the stage for her upcoming Fool’s Gold full-length release.
Get to know Leaf in her own words:
My sound in five words or less: Ethereal vocals and catchy raps.
Best part of making this video: I loved the creative direction part. I had some pieces custom made, developing the set up, and the nostalgia feel we decided to give. Those were my favorite parts.
What inspires your art: Everyday life, art, and anime. A lot of my concepts come from either the past or the future.
Explain the concept of the song in one sentence: Loyalty; just be a person of your word.
Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat?: @itsmeleaf
What goes down in my DM's?: Lots of female love. I'm always getting inspiring quotes or appreciation from other women and I love it!
Watch her video on REVOLT TV the week of March 6th, and let us know your thoughts by tweeting @RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnREVOLT