Leonore is the band and alter ego of Brussels singer-songwriter Chloë Nols. They create dreampop songs that express a deep melancholy and that offer a soothing comfort at the same time.
The band is currently working on new material, that sounds more solid and profound on the one hand, while Chloë’s voice sounds even more otherworldly on the other hand. A new release is something to look forward to, according to the (inter)national press, who warmly welcomed Leonore’s debut album Phoenix (2015):
Her band supports her excellent voice, that sounds even more pure live than on the album. The young singer from Brussels seems liberated and her voice opens up with a controlled, disconcerting ease (…) We’d love to see her grow in the future (…) Don’t they say that the Phoenix rises from its own ashes? Well, on to the second album! (RTBF Culture)
This soft pop, which is more or less intimate, always offers something complex in a sweet and devoted way. (Le Soir)
Leonore shows her love for refined arrangements and her feeling for melodies This music is intimate and covered with spleen, and thus an album of the season. (Moustique)
If ‘Phoenix’ proves one single thing, it is that Chloë Nols creates beautiful melodies, in which light and darkness alternate (…) Her talent, and that of her companions, is undeniable. Her train ticket to Destination Future burns inside her pocket, and believe me when I say that we all want to travel with her. (Knack Focus)
Vulnerable and fragile, but never a wallflower. A stunning debut. (De Morgen)
Chloë Nols touches you and grabs you softly by the throat. A stunning debut from a special talent. (OOR)
Sometimes you just feel: yes, with this kind of pure songs one can only convince the audience. And you just ask yourself: why don’t we all embrace Leonore? (Kurt Overbergh, artistic director at Ancienne Belgique).
Not only the written press, but also the audiovisual media was impressed. While Leonore’s song ‘The Island’ got selected for De Nieuwe Lichting at Studio Brussel, ‘Brussels’ and ‘The Tempest’ had airplay on La Premiere and BRUZZ. Moreover, Leonore has shared the stage with Avi Buffalo, Amatorski, Intergalactic Lovers, Bony King, Marble Sounds, An Pierlé, Eefje de Visser, …