German singer and producer Leona Berlin offers an atmospherically dense, Hip Hop influenced Alternative R’n’B. “My top priority is to be authentic without having to fit in a box. I would like to give an example of how authenticity is needed and demanded, especially in today’s media superficiality.“ She writes and produces her songs herself, inspired and influenced by her greatest role models as well as close musicians and producers from her team. With her unique style, her passionate, multi-layered singing and her open, direct nature, she gives the listener a deep insight into her world.
After the release of her debut album “Leona Berlin” with Warner Music in 2018, several singles followed, including “Feminine Energy”, “Wrong Lane” feat. Snoop Dogg and “High Life” feat. Sedric Perry. Other international artists she worked with include Ray Angry (The Roots), Casey Benjamin and Burniss Earl Travis (Robert Glasper Experiment), Gregory Hutchinson and Karriem Riggins, among others. Leona’s most recent release is “Too Good”, which is the first single of her upcoming album “Change” (release in November 2021).
To date, Leona has been seen live on various stages and festivals (including TEDx Hamburg, Women of the World Festival, Peppermint Club LA), as well as a support act for, among others, Al Jarreau, PJ Morton, Seinabo Sey and Lisa Stansfield.
Music Fashion Blog: (…) Berlin can certainly be counted in to this cutting edge group of lady leaders as her talents are undeniable in all aspects of her artistry. (…)
HR- Fernsehen: (…) Anyone who listens to Leona Berlin will notice one thing above everything else: Her crystal-clear, powerful voice that is difficult to elude from. (…)
Süddeutsche Zeitung: (…) As a singer, she masters everything that is needed in the soul section:A clear voice, but also strength and foundation as well as the necessary shot of blackness and roughness. (…)
Focus: (…) LLeona Berlin’s timbre is clear and scratchy, her articulation has something compelleing to it that you won’t forget, and her artistic idealism is a clear trump card. (…)