REVIEW // Alev Lenz – Airport

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Much like her name, ‘Airport’ is charmingly quirky.

If you’re looking for something sonically different to the everyday radio cycle, Alev Lenz is cooking it up. This track is supposedly the odd-one-out from her upcoming album too – mixed by the one and only Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw.

Immediately ear-catching, ‘Airport’ stands out from the pack, with Lenz’s unique-sounding vocals and interesting composition.And considering she’s composed soundtracks for several German films in the past, she knows her way around a song or two.

While it’s supposedly written out of anger, it retains a light-hearted view, with soft pit-pattering drums and graceful keys. According to Lenz, it’s a “hot, hot summer but I’m cool, cool, cool” because, “There is no cool when it comes to love. The heart is always in it and gets bruised and used”.  At least we can always thank that heartbreak for bringing this song into the world.


Based in: London, UK via Munich, Germany.
Upcoming album: Two-Headed Girl, out June 2016 via Manners McDade.
Sounds like: Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple. Joanna Newsom.
Say what? Aside from making musicAlev used to assemble cameras for her dad and is quite proficient at soldering.

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