NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
It’s fair to say that the last two years have been long and daunting. Fear, anguish, frustration, loneliness. The ugliest feelings have been ever-present, and the scale of our shared human experience grows every day. After two years of lockdown and “unprecedented times” we are left with a million questions and very few answers. Enter: LEEPA, a German pop singer with unrelenting authenticity. Her debut EP brain freeze is the infectious girl-pop album we need in times like these. With a biting poignancy, her single future is a melody for the generation whose futures are slipping further and further from their grasp. The generation struggling to create the kind of world they wish to live in. A self-proclaimed feminist, LEEPA laments: Where’s my future? Has anybody seen her? Am I gonna die young?
LEEPA has aimed to create an EP full of songs her listeners can relate to, and future absolutely fits the bill. We all understand the sheer weight of such massive questions on our shoulders. Who will I be? Where do I belong? Even worse, we all understand how these same questions can make us feel so tiny. However, there is always catharsis in creating art from pain, and LEEPA has managed to do that and more. Masterfully coupled with heavenly grunge-pop vocals and an electronic backbone, future is the epitome of a true modern pop anthem. LEEPA is the sonic hero the lost generation needs: real, unapologetic, and pissed off.