Leena Ojala was born in Germany to a Finnish father and English mother; she was raised in Hong Kong and Essex before decamping to London aged 17. Influenced by the likes of London Grammar, Rae Morris and Florence and the Machine, Leena – an obsessive about her music – took her time experimenting with her sound, honing and tweaking. She was in no hurry. She knew what she was after.
Leena went to Berlin – a city renowned for its anarchic creativity – and spent months absorbing all it had to offer, using that as inspiration in her music and her lyrics. A final stint in a studio back in London, reworking bits here and there and she knew she’d finally nailed her sound. ‘EP1’ released in November 2015 was her first offering, which received great reviews from the likes of The Fader, Clash, The 405, Fame Magazine, along with numerous blogs. Her music has also been featured on the Fresh Finds Spotify playlist.
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