About

Alev Lenz is a remarkable singer, songwriter and composer whose music fuses filmic, world and classical influences into her unique brand of sophisticated pop music.

Those who have listened to Alev before will recognise her bittersweet voice and utterly personal lyrics, loaded with melodic flavours and inspiring hooks that take you by surprise, off kilter harmonics and deep and compelling song structures, stemming from a diverse set of influences in her music, from European classical to experimental electronics.

Since the release of her debut album back in 2009, in her home country of Germany, Alev has kept herself busy with gigs in London (including The Vortex, the hub of the capital’s Avant jazz and electronic scene), New York and across Germany and her mother's home country Turkey, as well as lending her songs to and composing for several high profile German films.

For her second studio album ’Two-Headed Girl', Alev enlisted the services of acclaimed Finnish drummer, Samuli Kosminen (Múm, Hauschka, Kronos Quartet, Jónsi). Months of Dropbox sessions from London to Helsinki and back resulted in 12 finished songs, all with incredibly unique and contemporary sounds, completed by the mixing skills of Jas Shaw (Simian Mobile Disco).

For her third album, Jas Shaw was once again her sonic partner and mixed what is not only Alev’s third album; it was also three years in the making. Three incredible years in which change, acceptance and growth occurred – the "Storytelling Piano Playing Fräulein" left, and healed. Three years in which Alev Lenz also sang and co-wrote the title track of Anoushka Shankar's Grammy-nominated album "Land of Gold", and wrote and sang her breakthrough track "Fall Into Me" from Netflix's "Black Mirror“.

In addition to her solo performances her collaborative projects have taken her to the stages of the Barbican and King's Place in London and Kaufmann Music Center in New York, with artists such as multi-instrumentalist Manu Delago, Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the Grammy-award winning Brookly Youth Chorus and to the Grammys themselves - in celebration of the Nomination for "Land Of Gold".

Residing in London, Alev has just finished her third studio album, to be later 2019 by the new found London-based label SA Recordings.