Lena Luisa is a 25 year old singer and songwriter from Salzburg, Austria. She began her journey at the very young age of 9 watching her mother sing jazz professionally on stage. Aside from writing and performing music she also learned to play multiple instruments, especially the violin.
While finishing her law studies in Salzburg, in 2019 she started working with producers worldwide focusing on EDM. One year later she released her first pop singles Paralyzed and Just In Case. Now she’s focusing on her solo project and is about to release her first electronic/dark pop EP called “Alibi” in autumn.
In September 2020 Lena Luisa decided to establish her own label Lena Luisa Records under which the EP will be released. Join us as we chat exclusively to Lena...
- So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
Since I have a deeper voice I follow more this emotional dark pop/ r&b vibe. My music doesn’t have this typical happy radio sound. I would describe my sound as unique, emotional and powerful.
- What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
Since I record all of my songs in my own bedroom-studio I spend every free minute in there. My usual studio day contains a lot of recording and getting new ideas in the process with my producer and boyfriend Solven. I enjoy working together since we’re inspiring each other and having the same vision and goals for our music.
- Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
When I started songwriting yes. But as I gained more experience it became easier for me to write in all kinds of moods and situations. I also love to write songs when I’m not at home. I had most of my song ideas on the road.
- Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
Tate McRae, Rihanna and H.E.R
- Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Definitely One Republic. My dad took me when I was 13 and it was my first concert I've ever been at. I’ve always been a huge fan of their music and their live performance was crazy.
- What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
Nowadays it’s so hard to stay unique and original. A lot of people change their music style according to what is trending right now.
For me the most important thing is to stay authentic with my music.
- What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
I love to get to know people and to travel a lot. No other industry combines those two things like the music industry.
- What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
My EP called “Alibi” will drop in November and I’m really excited since each of the songs are totally different as are the music videos we shot. I also plan to launch a new merchandise design soon.