This month, Vanilla Ninja’s lead singer released long-awaited new music. The three-song EP is called “Hoides sind” (“Holding You”) and was made in collaboration with Iris Vesik.
Lenna feels that it is difficult to find songwriters in Estonia, because there are few high-level professional ones and there are many artists that do not write for themselves. On my birthday, I played my first album again in the car and I was surprised to discover that on this record I was singing just like in the new songs. At that moment it seemed natural to me, but lately I have been rocking more and when I worked with Iris, I had to find my softer side again – it did not come easily at first, but finally it just clicked. Iris is a very special woman indeed. It took a few years for her to be ready to write for me. I am extremely happy and grateful for having the chance to create in such female energy. I have to admit that I was a little afraid of her because she is so special, bold and different, but after several meetings I realized that there was no need to be afraid – she is cute, sweet and tiny, just like me. – Lenna explained.
Lenna is lively, passionate and curious. She strives for perfection when singing and is very demanding of herself. – Vesik commented about Lenna.
Working with Lenna on her new EP was fantastic! She has the ability and musicality to work with different styles and soundscapes, while always remaining authentic and honestly sharing her emotions. It is probably no surprise that working with Estonia’s most talented artists gives the opportunity to produce the best music as well. – said Sam Richards, who produced Lenna’s short album together with Iris.
The EP consists of three tracks:
2. Mida minuga teed
3. Hoides sind
Listen to it on your favourite streaming service here.
Lenna also appeared on the TV show “Hommik anuga” and performed some of the songs. You can watch the performances below: