It has been two years since their last release as a duo, but Amadeus Award winning indie-pop act Leyya prove their relevance with their latest song ‘The Paper’. The song speaks on the tumultuous year we have had in the most humorous way, making ‘The Paper’ honest as it may be, light on the ears and mind. The duo have achieved two Amadeus Music Awards in the last few years along with a UK Music Video Award. Consisting of musicians Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer, Leyya sits over a stream rate of over 22 million plays. Outside of Leyya, Marco’s studio work received an Amadeus Award and Sophie formed the alternative band My Ugly Clementine, which featured on Spotify’s worldwide “Radar” campaign.
Sophie Lindinger tells us: “As a musician, one often has the feeling of needing to ‘sell oneself’, of creating something just to fit in and fulfill someone’s expectations. With this song we realized we do all this for ourselves in the first place. It’s purely driven by our passion to create music. We went back to the origins of just writing and playing a song, not making a big production out of it and reducing all of it to the minimum. We see this piece as a form of therapy to reassure ourselves why we do all of this – and it’s not the money.”