German singer and producer Leona Berlin fascinates with her atmospherically dense, Hip Hop influenced Alternative R’n’B. Inspired by her roots in Hip Hop and Soul she transcends stylistic boundaries with natural ease and creates her own sound universe. “My top priority is to be authentic without having to fit in a box. I find that especially in today’s social media-dominated time, more depth and honesty are needed.“ She writes and produces her songs herself, influenced and supported by her closest team. With her unique style, her passionate 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 “Wrong Lane” feat. Snoop Dogg and “High Life” feat. Sedric Perry. Other international artists she worked with include Ray Angry (The Roots), Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment), Gregory Hutchinson and Karriem Riggins, among others. Leona’s most recent release is her new album “Change” (Nov 2021) featuring NYC rapper Stimulus and LA-based keyboardist Rob Araujo. The album has been added to the bestlist 1/2022 of the “German Record Critics’ Award” (PdSK).
To date, Leona has been seen live on various stages and festivals (including TEDx Hamburg, Women of the World Festival, Xjazz Festival), as well as a support act for, among others, Al Jarreau, PJ Morton, Seinabo Sey and Lisa Stansfield.
Der Neue Tag: (…) Die Vibes oszillieren zwischen ultra-smooth und knallhart, ihre Stimme bleibt dabei immer geschmeidig, seidig und sexy. (…)
BlueInGreen: (…) Far from an artist that plays it safe or sticks to traditional formulas, Berlin is constantly seeking to
express varying facets of her music and character. (…)
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. (…)
Focus: (…) Leona Berlin’s timbre is clear and scratchy, her articulation has something compelling to it that you won’t forget, and her artistic idealism is a clear trump card. (…)
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. (…)