Lena Laki is a German indie-folk singer/songwriter currently based in Athens.
Her Debut EP Take Me With has received acclaim from international media and radio play on UK radio stations such as BBC Radio.
Starting out making music at the age of nine composing her first original songs on her guitar, Lena has since developed her own distinct dreamy folk style over the years.
Her music can be described as indie dream folk and has received acclaim by a variety of music reviewers:
"Magical music...nothing short of gorgeous." (Love is Pop, US)
“Oozing heartfelt folk-inspired melodies alongside her subtly powerful vocals and sweeping strings, Lena Laki creates emotion-strewn offerings that’ll gently tug at the heartstrings.” (Gigslutz, UK)
“Lena Laki’s vocals capture from the start of the first track a sense of intensity, longing and melancholy. More like this please.” (Northern Sky Magazine, UK)
“Take Me With is a slow-burning, spare number that takes its melancholy to new levels, while Laki sings with the most earnest sentiment. A fine introduction.” (PressPlay, UK)
Over the past years Lena has built up a fanbase, performing in many of London's best known venues of the indie folk scene, she has made an appearance on the acclaimed Wilderness Festival (UK) and has played concerts across Germany and Greece too. Her influences range from Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake to Radiohead and Goldfrapp.
Lena is collaborating with different musicians in Athens and is currently working towards an album expected to be released in 2025.
Lena’s songs themselves capture that feeling of sweet surrender, melancholic and hopeful at once, as Lena’s warm, confident voice blends each time with the lamenting cello, and heartfelt melodies bring to life tales of eerie encounters and impossible separations.
Brave and original, haunting and instantly addictive, her music bears simultaneously that ageless quality of an old favourite and the inventiveness of that cool indie, folky album we pride ourselves on discovering first.