Guess who Buzzy Lee is? Hint, she has nothing to do with Bruce Lee
- Buzzy Lee's debut album is transparent and doesn't hold back anything
- She said she wrote everything in the song that she would write in her diary
- She has recorded her album with Nicolas Jaar, a Chilean-American recorder
Does the name Buzzy Lee ring a bell? Chances are it doesn't. Though she shares the last name with the famous martial arts icon Bruce Lee, they are not related. Behind this short, sweet name lies a legacy. For Buzzy Lee is the pseudonym for Sasha Spielberg, daughter of the very famous filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Buzzy is seeking to make a mark as a singer and has recently released an album 'Spoiled Love'.
Having inherited the cinematic sense from her father, Buzz told news agency AFP, "I tend to think very cinematically -- ha, of course... Most of my songs start like soundtracks, an imaginary score... then I put words and melodies if there are words. Sometimes there aren't."
Lee made a few appearances in her father's films as a young girl but it was the piano that really drew her.
She said that she is very transparent about her songs and doesn't hold back anything. So, in her songs can be found traces of her life experiences. She said that the song 'Circles' is a piece from her journal that she turned into a song.
Her songs carry the influences and taste of her life as she recalls her love for everything French. Such is her craze for the Gallic influence that she tried naming some of her songs on cheese.
Her debut album has been recorded with Nicolas Jaar, a Chilean-American recorder and electronic musician who also happens to be Lee's friend since they were 18. However, the two have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them come from cinematic legacies as both of their fathers are filmmakers.
Talking about her relationship with Nicolas, she said that it was difficult to be in the same room with him and not make music.
It was Nicholas, she said, who helped her make her songs more intimate.
On asked if she was scared of being so transparent in her very first album, she said that she would have been, had it released right after it was finished producing. However, the pushback due to COVID gave her some time to reflect and think.
Although she is ready with newer songs waiting to get recorded, she wants to let her debut album breathe and find its audience.
"It meant so much to me, it is so personal.", she told AFP over the call.