TUNE Guy Andrews & Alev Lenz - Feelings
‘Feelings,’ the brooding and pulsating lead single taken from Guy Andrews forthcoming album Tåke features the vocals of Alev Lenz. The haunting and emotive piece allows Alev space to let her vocals sit between layers of strings and electronic textures, interacting and weaving in and out of each other.
As well as composing soundtracks for several high-profile German films, and collaborating with established artists such as Anoushka Shankar (on the title track from Emmy nominated album ‘Land of Gold’), Alev’s breakthrough came last year when her song ‘Fall Into Me’ was used in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror episode, ’Hated In The Nation’.
"My heart had arrived and was breathing. But then I found myself lacking the words for healing. Gasping for air but not knowing what to yell for, what to demand, what to ask for and where to reach. If you stop but don’t know what you need, if you can’t name what you need; it’s like trying to breathe in a vacuum. I discovered my feelings. And that I not only have needs but feelings. Feelings that are hard to name, hard to get acknowledged, hard to get taken seriously. We all have them. They don’t go away if you ignore them. They want names and then they can travel away from you and let you breathe." ~ Alev Lenz
Andrews’ discography includes music for Hemlock, Erased Tapes and Hotflush, gaining support from Maida Vale plus tastemakers such as Massive Attack, Bonobo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Ulrich Schnauss and Max Cooper.