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Kaleah Lee Won’t Pull The Fire Alarm (But She’ll Think About It)

Kaleah Lee talks tour, sad-girl songwriting, and her latest EP, Birdwatcher

When Kaleah Lee tells me she only started writing songs during the pandemic, I can’t hide my surprise. Her lyricism has the practiced sharpness of someone who has been honing their craft for decades. And her production — which she does herself in her bedroom — is subtle and simmering with emotion. This is bedroom pop at its peak, but not what you’d expect.

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