23 year old guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and mixer Léa Sen has today shared brand new track “Again” taken from her second EP ‘You Of Now, Pt. 2′ – out tomorrow via Partisan.
“Again” premiered this morning with Mary Anne Hobbs as her Hit Reset track on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Léa has also announced a debut headline show in London (Laylow 1 June), as well as support dates with Billie Marten in May and performances with Speakers Corner Quartet at The Roundhouse and Glastonbury in June. Tickets are on sale today HERE.
‘You Of Now, Pt. 2 ‘- a record that runs through themes as heavy as they are relatable: quarrel with self, contradictions, feelings of desire and more – is the follow up to Léa Sen’s acclaimed debut EP ‘You Of Now, Pt. 1′ which arrived last year on Partisan. Entirely written, produced, mixed and engineered by Léa Sen, the EP explores experiences that are deeply real: the unsavoury parts of life and of her own mind.
The EP also features singles “Luv Him (about u)” and “Dragonfly ʚĭɞ“; the latter was added to the 6 Music playlist following continuous support from Mary Anne Hobbs, while the former received a premiere from Apple Music 1’s Matt Wilkinson and has been picking up support from Sian Eleri (“an absolute mastermind when it comes to producing her own music… a total alchemist“) and Benji B at BBC Radio 1. Both tracks received praise from the likes of The FADER, CRACK, Notion, CLASH, DIY, The Independent, Dork, and The Line Of Best Fit. Léa also recorded a special Take Away Show session with La Blogothèque, which is available HERE.
Born in Cergy, near Paris, but now based in London, Léa Sen has quickly established herself as one of the capital’s most in-demand talents with gossamer vocal features and work with Joy Orbison, Oscar Jerome, Wu-Lu, and Vegyn amongst others. While her solo work references everything from Bon Iver’s electronic timbre and folk guitars to Sampha’s impressionistic lyricism. Last year Léa also supported Nilüfer Yanya on her international tour and performed at Pitchfork London festival.
Signing to Partisan Records in 2022, Léa Sen has seen a stellar rise suggestive of a talent far beyond her years. Her introspection and vocal talent has seen her find critical acclaim and a nomination as an AIM Award One To Watch in association with BBC Introducing.
Above all else, ‘You Of Now, Pt. 2′ is a record that asks us to reject polishing and embrace the freedom that comes with vulnerability, in the way Léa Sen has herself. “I want people to feel like they’re not crazy,” she says. “We’re all going through it, and it doesn’t mean that you’re not worthy or you’re inadequate. And also maybe a reminder to myself.”
LÉA SEN UK + IRELAND LIVE DATES 2023
22 Apr | Rough Trade East, Record Store Day, London
13 May | Deers Head, Belfast*
14 May | Button Factory, Dublin*
16 May | Gorilla, Manchester*
17 May | Thekla, Bristol*
19 May | The Globe, Cardiff *
20 May | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*
22 May | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham*
23 May | The Cluny, Newcastle*
24 May | St Lukes, Glasgow*
26 May | Lafayette, London*
27 May | Lafayette, London*
1 Jun | Laylow, London
2 Jun | Roundhouse, London^
25 Jun | Glastonbury Festival, UK^
*supporting Billie Marten
^playing with Speakers Corner Quartet
‘You Of Now Pt. 2’ Tracklist
1. Dragonfly ʚĭɞ
3. Luv Him (about you)
LÉA SEN – NEW TRACK: “AGAIN”
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
BRAND NEW EP – ‘YOU OF NOW, PT. 2’
OUT TOMORROW ON PARTISAN
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