Following the release of his 2020 debut EP ‘In The Moment’, singer-songwriter Lepani is one to watch. The 6-track collection features ‘Breathe’ which has amassed close to 1 million streams, going from expansive pop ballads to anthemic heights on ‘Wait To Wake Me Up’ (co-written with fellow kiwis CHAII, Rory Noble and Swedish singer-songwriter Julia Karlsson) to heart-fuelled bangers like ‘Next To Me’. Stay tuned for more Lepani bangers in 2021.
Q&A with Lepani
My alternate musical career: Would be being a professional side character for musicals. I’d be Chad from High School Musical, I would be the Genie from Aladdin and I would be the priest from Les Misérables, because I know all of those songs.
My dream concert featuring an all New Zealand line up: My answer is, yes. My dream concert would be featuring an all New Zealand line up.
Three New Zealand songs I can’t live without: The first one would be ‘Mr Mista’ by Nesian Mystik, the second one would be ‘Dreaming’ by Scribe and the third one would be Sir Howard Morrison’s rendition of ‘How Great Thou’ Art’. Also, his rendition of ‘Po Karekare Ana’. That’s four… Whatever.
My go to snack: Me, ‘cos I’m a snack.
A very unusual fact about me: I am afraid of slugs and snails. So don’t show up with one of those, because I will run away. 100%.