Faith in Myself
Swedish artist Leana unites her mindful lyrics with cool, sensual Nordic pop and energetic dance rhythms. With a soothing voice that shares similarity with those of Dido and Enya, Leana fuses her early influences of ABBA into her own fresh and unique sound. Leana's first single release, Dance With A Stranger, remixed by Chris Cox, Mike Rizzo, Eric Kupper and Pete Lorimer, went straight to Billboard # 1 Break Outs for Hot Dance Club Play and reached top ten on both Billboard Dance Chart and DJ Times National Crossover/Dance Chart. The track holds #9 on the Top 100 Dance Hits of 2005 on Fusion Radio Chicago and was nominated Best HiNRG/Euro Track at the IDMA, International Dance Music Awards for 2005. In her native Sweden, Stockholm Pride chose Dance With A Stranger as the song of 2005 and Leana as the artist of the year. In support of her debut album, Faith In Myself, Leana performs at clubs like The Roxy and Key Club on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. In a review by GayWired, Leana's album received four out of four stars. 'Faith In Myself, [is] a refreshingly subtle, calm and enjoyable take on the dance/pop music genre. Equal parts ABBA and Dido, Swedish import Leana is so genuine on her debut offering, you find yourself smiling, bouncing up and down and having a 'Mamma Mia' moment.' Faith, the follow up to Dance With A Stranger, and second release from Faith In Myself. Fellow Swede and several Dee Jay Awards 2006 nominee StoneBridge remixes as well as Lenny B and Tony Marinos. The track was premiered during Leana's live performance at the annual event, "And Let the Singer Be Heard," during Miami's Winter Music Conference 2006. It is marching up the charts and is currently #18 on the Billboard Dance Chart and getting massive radio play across the US. It recently reached No. 5 on Music Week's Pop Chart in the UK. 'The tunes in Faith In Myself are ABBA-esque and Club-esque too and have those 'New Age' sensibilities that inspire and feel great. ' PhenomeNEWS 'The Tracks Within Her New Disc 'Faith In Myself' Reveal Leana's Reality Oriented Radically Refreshing Music AND LYRICS.' M. CAPOZZOLI 'Forget Volvos, we have a new favorite Swedish import!' KWEEVAK 'Last year, she got on the floor to 'Dance With A Stranger,' and suddenly her ethereal, inspirational dance-pop vibe (think Enya and Dido meet Madonna) has become a worldwide sensation...' EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE 'Faith In Myself, [is] a refreshingly subtle, calm and enjoyable take on the dance/pop music genre. Equal parts ABBA and Dido, Swedish import Leana is so genuine on her debut offering, you find yourself smiling, bouncing up and down and having a 'Mamma Mia' moment.' GAYWIRED.