Leela James Did it For Love Album Cover

Soulful songstress Leela James has released the visuals for her song “Hard for Me,” premiered exclusively by BET today. “Hard for Me” is one of the singles off her latest album, “Did it for Love,” which James released this March.

In the visuals, James is contemplative, alone in a cabin in a remote part of the woods. She begs her lover to see her value and treat her right so they can stay together, singing, “Don’t make it hard for me baby. I just wanna love you. Let me love you.”

Hers are words of a woman who loves hard, but refuses to allow herself to be mistreated and walked all over.

Of making the video, Leela says:

“It was interesting to say the least in shooting the video for my latest single (“Hard For Me”). We were away from everything high in the hills where there was nothing but nature’s peace and quietness as well as a secluded area of a beach. It was serene and at times almost too quiet…but again it served for an interesting and relaxing way to shoot a video. It felt more like a getaway for a day to take some necessary me time to reflect and meditate..which is pretty much the vibe of the video. Check it out, I hope you enjoy it”

The “Hard for Me” single, and the rest of James’ album, “Did it for Love,” are currently available on Spotify and iTunes.