LESLIE CLIO

From the moment Leslie Clio starts singing on her debut single, „Told You So,“ it’s clear that she’s captured the essence of great soul music and updated it for a new era. Leslie Clio oozes the type of soul and authenticity that her forbears like Dusty Springfield or Lauryn Hill had. Some may see a young blonde woman and decide to call Leslie’s music blue-eyed soul, but it’s not cold, manufactured or distant. Leslie Clio is as direct as a 3 a.m. come-hither stare or a slap in the face. It’s bloodshot-eyed soul. This authenticity gives her an air of confidence that’s rare in these days of anonymous pop packaging.

Hometown: Berlin (GER)

The buzz: modern Soul with a touch of retro

The truth: authentic blue-eyed soul

What to buy: Debut album : Gladys

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