With a little positive energy
Evolution II Album Release and ESC Farewell presented by Wohnzimmer Records, Wohnzimmer Booking and Arcadia Live, Grelle Forelle Wien, Austria 20190423
Times are busy, and following the high pace evolution of this artist makes her album release show of her second record even look like just a small event of her. But after the publication of her debut at the B72 about a year ago, this one is another highlight not only for the willing listener but obviously also to her.
Paenda decided to take part at the Eurovision Song Contest, giving her a lot of especially television presence at the ORF in programs like Studio 2 or the Seitenblicke and e.g. an appearance at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. The singer coming from a town in Styria (Deutschlandsberg, which brought forth several artists already) decided to go solo paths three years ago. With her outstanding Electro Pop she found home at the label Wohnzimmer Records (Magic Delphin, The Boys You Know which she joined as background singer).
With this impressive gig at the Grelle Forelle she shows, that Leyya are not the only ones on the map in this genre. Accompanied by an incredible light show and backing band (Christina Horn, Thatiana Gomes and Stefan Swoboda) and with a very strong voice she does not need to shy away from international comparison. Her musical ability comes down e.g. in her complex drum programming, that challenges cover artist Martin Peham (Furby Lewinsky featuring Thomas of Traumwerk, LARK, Global Groove LAB). She hopes the people will maybe sing with the song “Good Girl” in Barbie Style, as well as that they say “Zugabi” instead of “Zugabe” (german “Encore”) because of her name Gabriela. The break downs of the song even remind of “Chaos Lives In Everything”.
She tells that the opener of the album is for the people who hate her, and the pushing songs are becoming to her. But for the ESC she picked the quiet “Limits“, which gets bigger after listening several times and the melody positively reminding of Kings Of Leon. Her positivity in general is appealing, singing about loving oneself, being amused about the tall ones in the audience having the same height as herself and easily motivating the crowd to take the beloved ones in their arm.