Leslie Clio © Sarah Köster
February 4, 2022 marks the release of the new and fourth Leslie Clio album, "Brave New Woman." Before that, the echo-nominated singer and songwriter had founded her own record company, assembled a new team and written some of the most fascinating songs of her career so far in a self-liberating artistic process.In March and April she will now go on tour with the new album, seven concerts in Leipzig (30.03., Kupfersaal), Stuttgart (31.03., Im Wizemann Club), Munich (01.04. Hansa 39), Berlin (03.04., Columbiatheater), Hamburg (04.04., Mojo), Cologne (05.04., Stadtgarten) and Mainz (06.04., Frankfurter Hof) are on the tour schedule. Tickets are available from Friday, 03.12., 10:00 a.m. in the exclusive presale via www.eventim.de, as well as from Monday, 06.12, 10:00 a.m. in the general presale!"No one!s gonna tell you how to move on / Except the girl with a gun", sings Leslie Clio in "Girl WithA Gun", the opener of her fourth album "Brave New Woman" and thus outlines right at the beginning what this album, which is in equal parts combative and at peace with itself, is about:
Clio spent two years beforehand searching for a record company that understood her vision, that could understand what the hell she was about with these new songs.Artistic compromise, after all, was not in the cards here at any point. Every note, every line, every arrangement had to be exactly where Leslie Clio wanted it to be, because it didn't belong anywhere else. So Clio founded her own label without further ado and now releases "Brave New Woman" herself - supported by an all-female core team. The album is not least Leslie Clio's proud message to the world to always stand his wife: "Stick to your guns", that was the slogan. eleven songs were created in this way, whose core characteristics are still the insignia of the classic Leslie Clio sound: expansive arrangements, clear instrumentation and catchy melodies. Soul, pop, R&B and electronic influences still form the basis here, on which Leslie's unmistakable vocals are enthroned. But at the same time, the new songs prove the impressive artistic development this woman has undergone. The wistful, enchanting acoustic ballad "Comment Allez-Vous?", the classically sublime piano song "Back to You" or the Camouflage hit "Love is a Shield", reinterpreted as an orchestrated ballad, testify to this development and at the same time remind us of the unique exceptional class of singer Leslie Clio. No question: With this album, Clio, who has been called "the best German singer of her generation" more than once, is approaching her vocal peak. Poppy numbers like "Good Trouble" or "Abcdef*ck Off" continue the rebellion and edginess of the progressive opener "Girl With A Gun" consequently.After hyped newcomer status with chart placements, radio hits, an Echo nomination as "Best German Artist", concerts at the biggest festivals and the participation at "Sing Meinen Song" , Leslie now shows us how beautiful it can sound to be grown up. Brave New Woman" is a beautifully honest, innovative and timeless album that will accompany us for a very long time.
An event by Prime Entertainment GmbH.