Written By: MIM!—Leonie Casanova is a London-based singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Zambia. She was schooled in Swaziland, England and the USA where she studied Economics and French Literature before working on Wall Street. Leonie's background has deeply informed her approach to song-writing and what to her is the intrinsic and essential story-telling element of this process. She is a smart and sensitive lyricist and vocalist and manages to cross and fuse genres and musical "textures" fluidly.
She was approached by the director and producer of the film The World Unseen, a drama set in 1950's apartheid South Africa in which Leonie also stars in. Leonie was able to draw inspiration not just from the complexity of the relationships and topics explored in the novel (and the script), but also from her own experiences as a child in and in close proximity to South Africa, during and post Apartheid. Watch the music video for Broken below.
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