-Beauty and the Bit
It's your typical girl meets Game Boy love story. Girl grows weary of same old sound. Girl seeks out new inspiration. Girl discovers Game Boy. Girl says, "Hello Game Boy. Will you make music with me?" Game Boy says "Beep boop bop boop beep." Girl falls for Game Boy. And together they make a beautiful 8-Bit Heart.
Leeni is constantly pushing, morphing, recreating herself and her sound. This metamorphosis brought her to the discovery of 8-bit music, a largely untapped resource on the brink of commercial stardom. 8-bit music captures an off-beat, nostalgic sound that is easy to embrace. It's a new genre, an innovative cutting edge sound with a fresh, fun perspective. In the next year you will hear more and more 8-bit music sampled in hip-hop, at dance clubs, and in commercials.
8-Bit Heart is Leeni's second full-length album and embodies a brand new sound for her. Every track was created on her old-school Nintendo Game Boy, giving it that unique, quirky 8-bit sound. But for all its newness 8-Bit Heart's soul is still deeply rooted in the singer/songwriter sensibility that her fans have come to love.
With a penchant for bold performance and bald-faced vulnerability, Leeni has become a staple in the local indie music scene. Through her first more acoustic album "Are We There Yet?" and continuous gigging around the Northwest she is constantly gaining fans and garnering the respect of the indie music community. Leeni is a subtle force to be reckoned with, and was voted as a top finalist in NW Source's People's Picks 2006 for Best Unsigned Artist.
"Leeni — the local raven-haired songstress has quietly built up a loyal following through the coffee shop/pub circuit. Shattering the solo-female singer songwriter archetype by employing a variety of instruments and a dark lyrical slant, everything about her sound screams huge potential. Her pre-programmed lo-fi beats, creative vocal effects, ukulele plucking and masterful Omni chord work already brilliantly enhance her hauntingly pretty voice. I count myself as a big fan." -Steven Swanda of The Stranger Music Blog
"Her same dreamy gorgeous croon floats on top of the simple but cleverly used computer beeps and trills, and transfixes the listener with the urge to seek out Leeni and immediately propose marriage."
- Sonic Veronica
- Kindra Meyer