blog category created 19 February 2022 written by Taka George
Alev Lenz is a stellar producer, who dives deep in the work she adopts as her own. Her attention to detail in the music as well as in the lyrics was impeccable throughout the production process. The lyrics on the record are in Arabic – a language she does not speak, yet that didn’t stop her from understanding every song to its core. Being the beautiful singer that she is – Alev added so much power to my vocal performance on the record as she guided me vocally throughout this journey. I felt comfortable voicing my opinions with her, my likes and dislikes, and she was incredibly receptive, understanding and respectful. Alev took my music and elevated it in every way possible while keeping the integrity of the original creation. For decades, the music industry inserted an image of what a music producer should be like – Alev managed to break stereotypes, and build a new image of a collaborative leader. A visionary who embraces the art with care instead of recreating it in their own image.
I am particularly proud of the vocals productions I led on these two single by Anoushka Shankar, released last year. Our production was halted by the pandemic, but I managed to produce these vocals for these two intricate tracks with multiple vocalists, one most notably of course Norah Jones, across continents, remotely! We had singers from the UK, Germany, India and the US on these two tracks – the pandemic didn’t get me down!