The title of CL's up coming project "Love for Sorrow" was derived from a Nick Cave Quote, - "I believe the Love Song to be a sad song. It is the noise of sorrow itself." "I found that title to be very suiting", CL explains, "I've always connected love with sadness, I'm not too sure why (laughing) but it comes out in my songs".
Though confessing to a black sheep motto fans weren't surprised to hear CL was recruited by Jonathan Simkin of 604 Records to front Dave "Rave" Ogilive's, pop- industrial hybrid project knows as Jakalope. DRO is most notably known for his late work with Marilyn Manson, NIN and his involvement with Skinny Puppy and Ministry."
"The big thing I've always stressed", Dave explains, "is that when people see someone on stage, they want to be that person. You don't want the person on stage to be part of the crowd, and Chrystal definitely stands out and is not part of the crowd...she's someone who takes the reins in her hands and is like, 'Let me take control...'"
The union brought a new dynamic and with that came Jakalope's third studio album, "Things that go jump in the night" which got Canadian distribution through 604 Records and Universal Canada.
With Jakalope's national exposure came an un deniable demand to hear more of Chrystal's work. CL explains, "Jakalope is a great reflection of my 'dark' side' and a look into some of my other musical tastes, but after a few years of being dedicated to only Jakalope I found the need to get back to my roots and start writing for my solo project."
In songs such as "Subliminal" and "What you Deserve" you can hear CL channeling her influences from blues and rock idols such as Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, and Queen to name a few, bringing you epic like lyrical rock ballads with hints of blues and industrial under tones.
Using music as a way to connect with people, "connection" to say the least, is what's to be witnessed at a CL show. CL has a way of emotionally capturing the audience, bringing you back to a nostalgic state, as some would say they were "uninvitedly thrown into their core"
CL's songs are about human nature and the obstacles we encounter along the journey of life. People and life and all it's emotions are what fuel the songs behind Chrystal Leigh's up coming solo project "Love for Sorrow".