Following her recent win for the FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award, the video for rising Canadian country star Leah Daniels’ new single, “Your Kiss Is Killing Me,” premiered this passed Saturday exclusively on CMT Chevy Top 20 and CMT.ca. The single, now available on iTunes.ca, plays on the duelling themes of obsession and vulnerability. The video was directed by Tim Deegan and demonstrates what makes Daniels such a powerful performer with clips of her singing the haunting lyrics intercut with scenes that relive the passionate moments and dangerous decisions that a kiss can lead to.
“‘Your Kiss Is Killing Me’ is a love song at it’s core; a dangerous, passionate and racy love song. It’s the classic battle between your head and your heart and not being able to control either one of them,” says Daniels. “When you fall so hard for someone and your heart is saying yes but your mind is telling you no.”
The release follows an exciting few months for Daniels. In addition to winning the FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award for top airplay for new FACTOR-supported artists, she received five nominations for the 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, where she will also be performing on May 30.
Last fall, Daniels released her debut album What It Feels Like. Blending her love of both modern and traditional country with a dose of pop smarts, the album perfectly showcases Daniels’ range as a performer. “Go Back” scored Daniels her first Top 20 single on Canadian Country Radio and CMT. With a handful of CMAO and CCMA nominations and a 2015 CMAO Rising Star Award win, Daniels has already established a reputation as one of Canada’s brightest new country acts.
Leah Daniels Upcoming Show Dates:
July 9, 2016
July 16, 2016
August 13, 2016
September 2, 2016
CMT Music Fest