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  • October 16th, 2020

    New Song 'Hope' Out Today!

    Hello Hello! Oh well... Sherdian asked me to think about the future when he asked me to contribute to his next album. I never envisioned the situation we are currently in. Although we probably should have known... But HOPE and all that it means to me is still very much current... Have a look below for a bit more info on the song! Find the whole album called 2068 here ! In Sherdian's words: ‘Hope (feat. Alev Lenz)’ by IN-IS I remember watching an episode of Black Mirror a few years ago (with a score by Martin Phipps) and in the ...
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    October 12th, 2020

    Behind The Song

    WOW... it has been a little over a year now since '3' was released. Thank you all for the ride :) Along with it my sample library at Spitfire Audio came out too. It has been an incredible journey from finding the right label (how? Coming soon ;)) to making the record come alive physically and the sounds of the sample libary to emerge. We've heard a lot about all that already so now I also wanted to share a little something called "Behind the Song" with you - alongside the illustrations I made during the inception of the album (you ...
  • September 28th, 2020

    Recompose!

    It has been one year since the release of my album '3' ! And to mark the 1 year anniversary I am releasing the notation to all the acapella pieces from '3' for free as a pdf to download ! Find the dedicated page 3 4 U here. Being in lockdown and all of my my shows cancelled I was upset that I couldn’t get my latest album '3' on stage as I intended. However, it helped me remember that when I wrote the album in its' very bare, a cappella way, I wanted it to be a modern folk tale - ...
  • 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 ...

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