On November 13th, 2020, Lyonne released her latest album Late Night. After No Intro (2015) and Such a Distance To Cross (2017) the Argentinian-born, Danish resident, singer and songwriter published her new material under the new label Gramercy. Late Night received a four-star review in the Danish magazine Gaffa that stated that “Lyonne deserves a solid breakthrough both in and outside Denmark.” Since its release, the album has been receiving praise on Danish and Argentinian radio, and it’s been recommended by Rolling Stone Argentina, among others.
Lyonne composes and writes her own blue songs about loss and hope – songs inspired by own experiences and the world of the American writer Paul Auster and the British rock musician Sting. Her sound has been compared to that of Norah Jones, Katie Malua or young Suzanne Vega, and the aesthetics of the production of Lyonne’s latest album to that of Daniel Lanois.
Lyonne splits her time between her native Buenos Aires, her adopted home in Copenhagen, and her favorite creative retreat, New York. This nomadic life is reflected in songs that deal with universal truths while at the same time hint at a sense of alienation and striving to fit into a variety of worlds that don’t always reciprocate. Lyonne invites the listener on this journey sharing her discoveries with honesty and empathy.
At 16 years old Lyonne formed her first band with classmates, performing covers. Some years later, while studying at university she began writing her own music and formed a new band that performed around Buenos Aires. After university, Lyonne set out to see the world in 2003 starting in America and then traveling to Sweden. From there she spent years exploring the patchwork of cultures that make up Europe. Each day presented new customs, new perspectives, and new experiences. It wasn’t until she was back in the familiar surroundings of Buenos Aires that she realized how profoundly her travels had affected her. This triggered a flood of new songwriting and performing which in 2014 caught the attention of Argentinian music legend Jorge López Ruiz. Ruiz was a veteran bass player who had worked with legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Astor Piazzolla, and Louis Armstrong Over the next year, Ruiz mentored Lyonne and encouraged her to pursue a professional career as a singersongwriter. This collaboration culminated in her debut EP, No Intro, which was produced by Ruiz and released in 2015. The EP was well-received in Argentina with the critic Ernesto Castrillón, from La Nación describing her music as “songs that flirt with pop, the urban and avant-garde folk of New York cafés, with the indispensable ingredients of jazz to produce a very personal cocktail that Lyonne dominates with her beautifully worked and sophisticated voice.” Her EP lead to a record deal with Argentina’s top label Acqua Records. In 2016 Lyonne returned to the studio to record her second album Such a Distance to Cross released by Aqua Records in 2017. Shortly after her second album’s release, she returned to Europe in 2018 settling in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.