Germany’s gifted electronic figure AVAION releases a new version of 2019 platinum-selling ‘Pieces‘ with VIZE and Leony
It’s brutally honest. So, it is not surprisingly his music has begun drawing him admirers for both his songwriting and electronic sensibilities as a producer. Of those enthusiasts, German acts VIZE and their muse vocalist Leony reached out with interest in working together. The opportunity led to a duet version of the track materialising from the collaboration with AVAION’s breathy, vocal approach complemented by the arrival of female topline lead, Leony’s beautiful and fragile timbre.
Leony’s layered vocal part alongside AVAION’s topline is elevated by VIZE, who buff the original single’s melancholic tone into a stauncher club record still brimming with that opaque texture familiar with AVAION’s music. With this collaboration on his biggest single to date, AVAION voyages into new territory with stunning effect.
AVAION says: “Until now, I’d have believed a collaboration with the likes of VIZE and Leony was a long way beyond my reach because both acts are renowned stars who have hit, after hit to their name. So, I was a little blown away to hear that they both love ‘Pieces’ and would like to produce a new duet version together. The collaboration between us went well, and I’m happy about how this new version of ‘Pieces’ came out.”
The triumph of his growth in this time frame is the culmination of 90 million+ streams and over 2.1 million monthly Spotify listeners. The award-winning ‘Pieces’ charted in the Spotify Top 100 in South Africa, Top 50 in Mexico and Italy – even charting at #30 in the Italian Billboard Dance Chart. With over 12 million YouTube views, going Top 50 in Apple Music charts in 8 countries and clocking 100million+ views across TikTok and Instagram, ‘Pieces’ has become a rooted piece within the identity of AVAION’s music.
VIZE adds: “Discovering ‘Pieces’ for the first time, we were taken by the exposed honesty of the record. We played the song to Leony and discussed making a cover version for an upcoming show. We sought AVAION’s blessing to perform it live and from that contact we ended up discussing making a new version, a kind of duet rework of his original version.”
Clocking up more than 1.5 billion streams and 1.3 million records sold, as well as over 20 gold and platinum awards across eight countries. The duo, consisting of producer Vitali Zestovskih and DJ Johannes Vimalavong, combine uplifting melodies with high-voltage basslines and have a knack for creating timeless releases. Something fellow collaborators Felix Jaehn, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Papa Roach can all attest.
the résumé of Leony is an impressive body of work. From collaborations with elite stars that include Alan Walker, Dimitri Vegas, Imanbek, and Sam Feldt, the girl with a big voice from Bavaria has touched the world with her remarkable singer/songwriter talent Leony.