“When Kamen and I first met while I was still in university to work on my now previous “Sooner or Later” EP as a final exam project, I really liked our collaboration, so “Assumptions” was later born. We aimed for something a bit more energetic and beat-driven, while still keeping the r&b touch on the vocals. It’s the first taste before my forthcoming album this year.”
Leena – Assumptions (prod. Kamen)
With a passion for the art of singing and songwriting deeply rooted since early childhood, Leena’s world doesn’t offer a place for blind preconceptions and groundless judgments. The Bulgarian singer oscillates between neo-soul and modern r&b. Influenced by the likes of Sabrina Claudio, FKA Twigs, Snoh Aalegra, her soulful vocal style and touching lyricism resemble a perfect balance between delicacy and presence.
“Assumptions” is no exception: the hard-hitting and catchy hook blends captivating flows with gentle counter-melodies, certain to make you sing along. The stylish, yet modern aesthetic continues with the subtle synth textures and warm bass glides, produced by Kamen – a prominent name in the up-and-coming beat scene in Bulgaria and now all around the world.
Leena’s musical path began with singing lessons at the renowned Bulgarian “Voice Academy”, where she found home every day after high school classes. Following her university studies of Popular Music in the UK, Leena met Kamen. Together they worked on the groove-infused and soulful “Sooner or Later” EP as a final university project. After her participation in The Voice of Bulgaria TV show, she began working with the notorious hip-hop producer on the local scene Gena, with whom she finished up the mixing of “Assumptions”.
This elegantly smooth single is set to come out on August 12th, 2021 via Stereofox Records.