Superstar actress Leighton Meester
, best known for her starring role on the CW's 'Gossip Girl
', is taking on the music world and she's doing it full-throttle! Fresh off the heels of her smash collaboration with Cobra Starship
, "Good Girls Go Bad", she teamed up with R&B crooner Robin Thicke
for her official debut single, "Somebody to Love".
"Somebody to Love" is the first single for her untitled debut album, which is due for release in Winter/Spring 2010. Citing artists such as Gwen Stefani
as musical influences, Meester describes her new music as having an "electro-pop edge". The album will boost collaborations with heavy-weight producers J.R. Rotem
and Kara Dioguardi
(who also worked with Meester and Cobra Starship on "Good Girls Go Bad").
Take a listen here! (Quicktime link)
Over the past several years, Leighton has built up a solid resume of singing/acting performances, including a singing role in the 2007 movie Drive Thru
and a one-of-a-kind duet with the legendary Tony Bennett
on the hit HBO series 'Entourage
'. Most recently, 'leaked' versions of the Kim Carnes
classic "Bette Davis Eyes", the Awesome New Republic
song "Birthday" featuring Meester on lead vocals, and the original song "Body Control" have been embraced by online fans and music bloggers.
Stay tuned for more details on Leighton Meester's upcoming debut album release!
Image © Janet Mayer / PR Photos
Connect with Leighton Meester on the following sites:
Leighton Meester's official music website