It’s been an interesting path that Norwegian-born London-based artist Hanne Leland has taken to standing behind the metaphorical curtain to the stage of stardom. Entering the music scene in 2013 as a country-pop songwriter via Nashville, TN, Leland has since been swayed towards the ever evolving allure of Electro Pop. It’s less country twang and more introspective pop now with a sharp sound that perfectly encapsulates what modern pop has become.
Often to stand out in such a saturated genre, it’s not just about the quality of voice or skill in songwriting, despite her having those in abundance – it’s the production as well. She’s made good friends with the likes of star producers such as Brian West (Sia, Nelly Furtado), production duo Red Triangle (Little Mix, Charlie Puth, The Vamps) and more recently Jim Eliot, responsible for Ellie Goulding’s smash hit Anything Could Happen – both Jim and Hanne look to tap into that sound with the ethereal and bordering on cinematic sound they achieve in latest track synth pop ballad Stay.