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Leela James ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’ Video: Singer Travels Back in Time for Love

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Leela James travels back to the 1950s in the video for “Something’s Got a Hold on Me,” a song off her new album, Loving You More…In the Spirit of Etta James. The 28-year-old L.A. native belts out soulful vocals while dressed in a classic style from the era.

In the clip, James sports some cat eye sunglasses and wears an outfit reminiscent of a ’50s social gathering. She gets into the groove of the track alongside two of her gal pals, clapping and shaking their hips to the uptempo beat.

“Something’s got a hold on me and I said, ‘Oh it must be love,’” she sings. “I can feel it, feelin’ so strange/ Everything about me seems to change/ Step by step I have a brand new walk/ Even sound sweeter when I talk.”

The singer, whose last album, My Soul, dropped in 2010, has her sights set on one guy, and scores some one-on-one time with him by the video’s end.

Watch Leela James’ “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” Video
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Check the tracklisting for James’ forthcoming LP, Loving You More…In the Spirit of Etta James, due July 31.

1. “Damn Your Eyes”
2. “I Wanna Ta Ta You”
3. “Nobody Loves You Like Me”
4. “I’d Rather Go Blind”
5. “At Last”
6. “Old School Kinda Love”
7. “I’m Lovin’ You More”
8. “‘Til You Do Right By Me”
9. “It Hurts Me So Much”
10. “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”
11. “Sunday Kind of Love”


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