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  • July 14th, 2020

    The Old Guard - Out Now

    The Old Guard movie is out since Friday on Netflix since and the score is out now too! Find it here: This recording will forever be special to me. Because this remote recording happened during lockdown, when I really wasn't feeling any music. I was trying to mainly process what was happening, like most of us. But music is who I am and loosing touch with myself would have been unhealthy. But sometimes just nothing comes from inside of you - I am still mainly taking in the great changes we are all currently facing - and that's when you ...
  • July 5th, 2020

    Citations

    My label, SA Recordings , introduced another regular segment - Citations: a series of inspirational source materials from SA artists. My selections for my LP ‘3’ are listed below, and further down you can find a little more information on each one of them and which song they informed, if you are curious! While the writing is current, the inspirations that in the end informed the album span several years. Many things that resonated within my heart get collected, but only some pieces, that want to make themselves heard and that particular moment in time, surface back up into my cons...
  • June 19th, 2020

    If I Could Turn Back Time (Bandcamp Exclusive)

    Hi everyone! Here is a little gift for you from me. I really appreciate #BandcampFridays and wanted to show my appreciation to Bandcamp and my fans on this platform with a ‘pay what you want’ and ’Bandcamp only‘ release. Bandcamp have in the meantime announced a fundraising effort for the NAACP for June 19th, today. So while I want to highlight this platform through this exclusive release I of course also want to now point out that anything you buy that day will result in a donation. That’s an even better day to give away some music. If you don...
  • May 18th, 2020

    Pieces 'Lyric Video' OUT NOW

    Watch my new (and first ever!) lyric video for my song 'Pieces' taken from my album '3'. It was created by PREHUMAN/Jonny Sanders using my watercolor paintings I made during the inception of my album '3'. I absolutely fell in love with Jonny's work, I hope you will enjoy this too! This song is one of the tougher songs on my latest album for me tough to write and hard to sing, still is! Having Roomful Of Teeth on this song with me is a great honor for me. And being on the other side of feeling ...
  • April 26th, 2020

    Documentary for '3' premieres today!

    Hello all! I hope you're okay... I find it really hard to find the right words in these unprecedented times. I hope you're safe and so are you're loved ones. I've had this documentary in the making and it was finished a while back and I was never sure when and how to release it, so I thought now might be a good time. Simply something to share. Something to give to you. A little something from 'before', already done, with a lot of love from a lot of people. I hope you will enjoy it! I had an abosutely ...
  • March 11th, 2020

    Love Letters by Anoushka Shankar out now!

    And another thing out now ;) ! I am VERY pleased to share the news that not only this wonderful EP, which I co-produced with Anoushka Shankar and also wrote for and sang on, is out NOW - stream here - but that there will also be a limited edition vinyl run of it! YAY! Pre.order here via RoughTrade! Anoushka found a wonderful artist to illustrate all the amazing women that shaped this EP; Azeema Nur. Here is her portait of me for the back of the EP in addtion to the image of me and Anoushka in the previous post. "...
  • February 17th, 2020

    Downhill out now

    Another thing out now ;)! Yes, I have been singing a pleenty. Downhill, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferell, is the first Hollyood movie I was able to lend my voice to! I spend a few days in the studio with Volker Bertelsmann aka Hauschka, whom I have known for many years with musically intertwind paths (Samuli Kosminen for example! The genius who graces my second album and many of Hauschka's) and experimented with my vocals. Shoutout to Dashon Burton from Roomful of Teeth for my yodeling crash course while he was on a short visit to Munich to see my ...
  • December 19th, 2019

    Bright Eyes / In This Mouth

    I can't even begin to tell you what this release means to me, I would talk forever. And I would want to talk to you in person. But one thing I would like to introduce is my love for production you might not have been aware of. Apart from singing and writing I love making intuitve decisions about music, from the heart and from the gut, crafting and chiseling away on a song and revealing it's essence. I am incredibly proud of having co-produced this beautiful music with Anoushka. And I am so happy it is now out there. More ...
  • October 15th, 2019

    Sample Library OUT NOW too ;)

    Hello folks! Sorry the news feed reaaaaaalllyy needed updating, I was just looking after the socials. What a trap!! But I am really good with my newsletter, so please subscribe! Anyhow, yes the sample library is out too and here is a really wonderful articel on the whole album and library I am really proud of: musictech.net/features/interviews/alev-lenz. The library can be bought here and I am so happy to report that it has a five star review on Trustpilot ;). And also I did a walkthtough, a first for me!, but the Spitfire team were fantastic and ...
  • October 8th, 2019

    3 is OUT NOW!

    '3' is HERE, my third album is finally OUT! It arrived September 27th, 2019 and I had to let it all sink in for a moment... phew!! Tadaaaa Front, Gatefold and Back : I can not tell you how happy I am to see this album out in the world, let alone with my brushstrokes on it. The artwork is part of a larger painting I made and the incredible Aspa Founti spent days with my art and zoomed and cropped and did her magic miracle work to find just the right part for the album cover and the gatefold. It is ...

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