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NYC bred Latin pop star Lee Burgos talks muses, upcoming project, tour and more


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Born in Dominican Republic, but forged in New York, Latin Pop sensation Lee Burgos came into prominence after her 2015 single "Feel So Lost".


Her meteoric rise in music has continued to inspire many artists and fans, but it was her 2019 magnum opus record Lee Burgos Live Unplugged paying homage to artists Juan Gabriel and Celia Cruz that received positive reviews and critical acclaim.


The album went on to spawn her sold-out The Lee Burgos Experience Tour in which she was headlining. The single "Travesura" followed in 2020, and in 2021 she is gearing up to release her first full-length project following the drop of her sizzling single, "Me Acostumbre".

In a rare sit-down interview, Lee sat down with us to share some of her plans in the tuck, being secure in who you are, and a lot more about where she gets her inspiration from. Be sure to get all the scoop in the interview below:



What city are you from/ Where are you based now?

I was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in NYC since the age of 4!

What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?

My artist name is Lee Burgos and it's literally been the name I've been called my entire life. So I figured I'd keep it and run with it hahaha!

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

This question always gets me! As an artist, there is such a range of music that I like and that inspires my music but if I had to choose a lane, it would be Latin pop. However, my music is heavily influenced by 80's R&B, 90's and 00's Latin pop, and 90's freestyle music. I call it understated eclecticism because most don't hear those references until after listening to one of my songs 3-4 times.

What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?

My main passion for music comes from evoking emotions. It feels so good to walk into a room filled with fans and first timers and give them a hell of a performance knowing that they put all their inhibitions aside and forgot about whatever problems they had when they walked through the door. That in itself inspires me to continue creating. It's an inexplicable feeling, I swear!

Who are some of your main musical influences?

There are sooooo many! Where do I start? Well, I love Laura Pausini - I'm a super fan girl. But so many have influenced me like the late Aretha Franklin and Juan Gabriel, as well as Lauryn Hill, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, and so many others.

Tell us the name of the project you are currently promoting? What inspired this project?

OMG! I am so excited to finally release my first full project titled Sabanas Mojadas. It is an album I've been working on since the pandemic hit and I cannot wait to show it to the world.

Date that this project dropped or is set to drop?

Mid November!

What is this project about in your own words?

It is an intimate look at how I love, how I show up for my partner and how I lust, if I'm being honest haha! There will be some cool collaborations and the concept behind it all is so true to who I am.

What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.

My team and I are working on the album but also on a Latin American tour for 2022. No dates have been released yet but that is definitely my next move and I cannot wait!

What message do you hope fans take away from your music and from this project?

That it is ok to feel. It's ok to revel in your emotions and express them as you see fit, not worrying about what anyone else has to say.

Where can we follow you on social media? Include links.

- Instagram:

https://www.Instagram.com/LeeBurgos

- YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/c/LeeBurgosMusic

- Facebook:

www.Facebook.com/LeeBurgosMusic

- Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1LB5xnhNtmOlA0Ak8A5E1k

- Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lee-burgos/979984425