Indie electronica artist Leena Ojala combines dark lyrics with 80s-infused vibes and big melodies to create a sound that’s at once haunting, ethereal and captivating.
Born in Germany to an English mother and a Finnish father, Leena spent her childhood in Hong Kong and then Essex; a cultural upbringing that would later prove a sublime influence on her artistic persona.
Aged 17, Leena moved to London to immerse herself in music. Inspired by strong female vocalists including Stevie Nicks, London Grammar and Kate Bush, she took her time experimenting with her sound. It was an exciting exploratory phase that laid the foundations for the tracks that would soon follow.
After her time in the capital, Leena relocated to Berlin – a city renowned for its anarchic creativity – where she spent a number of months gathering new influences and traversing the city’s eclectic music scene. On returning to London, she went straight into the studio to hone her own unique sound. Leena’s first offering, the critically acclaimed EP1 released in November 2015, was the spine-tingling result.
Since then, Leena has started collaborating with others and released more music. She has been covered by the likes of The 405, The Fader, Clash Magazine, Idol Magazine and the Unsigned Guide. Right now she’s working on more material, due for release later in the year. The video for her latest track Little Place is out now.