Leonie Casanova is one lucky lady. With a start to her musical career that some can only dream of, her first two self-penned singles feature in ‘The World Unseen’ and ‘I Can’t Think Straight’, award winning films from British Director Shamim Sarif. Broken, the first of these singles, has already given Leonie the opportunity to perform at prestigious film festivals where ‘The World Unseen’ is being shown.
Released in the U.K on April 27th, Broken is a haunting guitar based track drawing on Leonie’s African background, and her exposure to Blues/Folk/Country music. She has a soulful, contemporary vocal style, which for me bears similarities to artists like Jem and Lily Allen.
Leonie’s second single, Little Feeling, will be released in May 2009, and seems to carry on where Broken left off, with regards to the mood and tempo. While Broken has more of a Blues influenced melody, this track has more of a flowing/folk feel to it, and I can imagine festival goers swaying along to this song when it’s showcased live. I think the simple storytelling and reflective nature of this song is a delight, which is sure to reach out to listeners, and leave them feeling content.
All in all I enjoyed listening to both of Leonie’s singles, and hope that she releases an album sometime in the future. To listen to these singles yourselves, or to find out more about this talented singer-songwriter visit www.myspace.com/leoniecasanovamusic. Also listen out for radio play as support grows for the single.