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Ledisi : Lost, found and soaring high

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 28 2009   /  02:11 pm

The black butterfly, as soul singer Ledisi Young refers to herself, was once blown in with some faraway dust, having lost her way and waiting for someone, anyone, to find her. "It was in 2004 and I was going through a rough time, sleeping on an apartment floor in New York City at the lowest low point in my career," she says. She was writing and recording songs, but had no idea where the money would come from to pay for it all. "I was not even signed to any major label," says Ledisi, who at that time was an underground artist with two independent albums. "I was broke and not happy for not knowing what to do." Ledisi, born in New Orleans in a year she refuses to disclose, says she came close to giving up music because of her disappointment with the way the business wouldn't allow her to be herself. However, she decided to h...