A Darwen musician, who was taught at the same school as Adele and Amy Winehouse, has written a song which is set for release today (February 9).

Leah Haworth, 23, has written To The Moon and Back which she describes as an “acoustic ballad”.

Leah signed with London record label Point Blank Recordings at the end of 2022 and has since been working with the label to release new music.

She said: “To The Moon and Back is coming out on February 9 and we have a lot of other songs planned too.

“More songs are set to be released in April and July.”

The former Darwen Aldridge Community Academy pupil said she wrote the song in her shed and says it is reflective of a time when she met someone at a party.

She said: “The song writing process initially started in my shed, which is like my studio at home.

“I picked up my acoustic guitar and I started writing it. I was inspired by a party that I had been to. The song is about and when you meet someone at a party.

“I like to romanticise things and dream up scenarios in my head

“It is like an acoustic ballad. It is quite soft and I think it is comforting and uplifting.

“I tend to write my songs in an hour or so and then there will be certain parts of the song I [think about] for a week or so until I get the idea of what to do with it.

Lancashire Telegraph: Leah Haworth's song To The Moon and Back will be released on February 9Leah Haworth's song To The Moon and Back will be released on February 9 (Image: Leah Haworth/JC Concato)

“I wrote this song in a night and then spent a couple of weeks working on it. It was a year before I sent it to one of the producers I work with, which is when we made it into  the song it is today.”

While she has released songs in the past Leah said this is the first song she has worked on with someone else, in an official London studio.

In 2017, Leah was one of 25 people in the country who was chosen to study at the Brit School in Croydon where the likes of Jessie J, Adele and Leona Lewis started their music journey.

Leah says it feels like her music career is finally starting to align after a few uncertain years in lockdown.

She said: “When lockdown happened there were no live music opportunities and I moved back home from London.

“I didn’t know what to do. This is when I worked on production and working on music in my shed.

Lancashire Telegraph: Leah Haworth, aged 16Leah Haworth, aged 16 (Image: Leah Haworth/JC Concato)

“Now it feels like my career has aligned. I am excited to be working with a label as it’s something I have always wanted to do.

“It’s also nice to put Darwen on the map.”

To The Moon and Back is available on all music streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, from February 9.