Interview: Dubai-based singer Leah Depala on Lana Del Rey's feminist anthems

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Interview: Dubai-based singer Leah Depala on Lana Del Rey's feminist anthems
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After seeing Leah Depala (@leahdepala) prove her vocal prowess on Cosmo's inaugural Shuffle & Play, we asked the 14-year-old Dubai-based student to roundup the songs that have shaped her life... 

Cosmo: I started singing…

Leah: When I was in primary school.

Cosmo: The song that’ll get me on the dancefloor…

Leah: Most songs by The Weeknd. Particularly Love to Lay.

Cosmo: The song that’ll make me cry…

Leah: The Night We Met by Lord Huron, it’s such a beautiful song and gets me every time.

Cosmo: The song I wish I could sing but totally can’t…

Leah: Halo, Beyoncé.

Cosmo: A song I sing better than the original…

Leah: Waves, Dean Lewis.

Cosmo: I think about inspirational woman when I hear…

Leah: This is What Makes Us Girls, Lana Del Rey. I adore the lyrics and her voice is impeccable.

Cosmo: Can the radio please just stop playing…

Leah: Dance Monkey, Tones.

Cosmo: If I were on a desert island, the song I’d listen to on repeat is…

Leah: Either Team or A World Alone by Lorde, or Cry Baby by the Neighborhood. I already listen to them on repeat and don’t get bored.

Watch the whole episode of Shuffle & Play here: