German singer and producer Leona Berlin offers an atmospherically dense, Hip Hop influenced Alternative Soul. “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 collaborating with internationally known musicians such as Ray Angry (The Roots), Casey Benjamin and Burniss Earl Travis (Robert Glasper Experiment) for her debut album („Leona Berlin“, Warner Music 2018), Leona is currently releasing singles on a regular basis. Her latest singles are “Feminine Energy”, “Wrong Lane”, which features Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg, and the Christmassy “Rest In My Arms”.
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.
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. (…)