The song might be called Boots but prepare to have your socks knocked off by the massive voice of Leony…
The German singer has today shared a very special, acoustic version of her track Boots, which she says is about believing in yourself and your ability.
“I grew up in a very small town where being a musician is rather unusual. It was always a dream of mine to perform and become an artist, but I never actually thought it was possible to get discovered in a small town," said Leony.
"Some people doubted me, not because I had a lack of talent, but because they'd never seen anyone from our town succeed in the music industry, and they thought I couldn't get there either. Sometimes it feels like people don't want you to succeed. They don't see how much hard work you put in and how much discipline it takes to be a musician. It costs a lot to stand up to convention, but on the other hand... you have to believe in yourself and do your thing."
"I wrote Boots with three friends of mine in Stockholm: Elina Stridh, Andreas Moe and David Björk. We started with some chords on the guitar and built the melody around that. David (who also produced the track) played the piano chords that you hear at the beginning of the recorded version, and instantly we all knew that’s how the song had to start.
"After I heard that, I could't wait to arrange a full acoustic version of the song on piano, break it down, and put the focus on the lyrics. I tried to bring all the emotions I experienced writing this song into this version of Boots."