Soulful songstress Ledisi is planning big things ahead with the onset of her first tour, beginning Oct. 10 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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“I never worked with lights before, and I never had costume changes. So there’s a lot of wonderful little surprises in the show that I don’t want to truly give away,” Ledisi told The Huffington Post.

A talented songwriter, the Piece of Me artist she’s also penning her own forthcoming novel.  Although mum about the project details, the singer said writing a book is a refreshing change from music.  “It really lends itself to a different kind of a voice,” she said.

With a style steeped in soul and jazz, the singer also took a second to recently commemorate Nick Ashford after his untimely death. Having personally met Ashford and Valerie Simpson herself, she holds nothing but respect for the amazing pair.

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“They taught us how to sustain love, how to love,” she said.  “I mean, it’s just amazing that I had the opportunity to sit and talk and get to know them on a more personal level.”

We completely agree Ledisi. Best of luck with your tour and new book!

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