“It’s pop music but one from some alien civilization that isn’t inundated with bad examples of how it should sound”
– Queen City Sounds and Art
Possimiste is a New Age heroine whose superpower is bringing songs into this world from other galactic dimensions she visits.This explains why listening to her music feels like walking on the borderline between two parallel realities : it sounds extraterrestrially magical but yet so heart-warmingly human and grounding at the same time.
The creator behind the world of Possimiste is a young Estonian-born artist and alchemist Leeni Laasfeld. From the very beginning of her musical journey at the age of 3 she has felt that songs came to her from “some ethereal space” and this is what made the artist dive deep into the mysterious matters concerning the origins of “inspiration” with the help of her whimsical alter ego Possimiste she gets possessed by during the moments of lucid daydreaming.
Possimiste’s career launched officially in 2011 when back then the 15-year-old Estonian girl dreamt of a creature with human body and bat wings named Lulu. The creature was humming a melody throughout the dream that she managed to remember after waking up. She turned the melody into a song “The Flight of Lulu” and uploaded to Myspace under the alias Possimiste. The song caught the attention of Bad Panda Records who a year later released Possimiste’s second fantasy-infused single “Behind The Seas”. The latter topped the Creative Commons charts with more than 300 000 downloads and her music became often labelled as “fairy-tale-pop”.
This all lead to successful collaborations with many international artists, among others Oskar Schuster, and the young musician’s songs scoring multiple advertisements including for The Wall Street Journal and Vogue. Her singles have won awards such as UK Amazing Radio’s “Alternative Eurovision”, “The Recording Festival” and the nomination for “Single of the Year” at “Radio FM’s Radio Head Awards 2016” with the Slovak producer Analogrunner.
Possimiste’s debut album “Youniverse” will be released in 2020 and is followed by same-titled short film series in collaboration with the British director Ian Armer based on the writings in the original diary.
The first film “Butterfly” will be released this winter.
“Possimiste is one of the best pop prominencies popped out from the Estonian underground scene in 10s” – RECENT MUSIC HEROES
“I can say for certain that I haven’t been this excited about a new artist since the first time I heard Emilie Simon five years ago. My gut tells me Possimiste has a lot to offer us and I, for one, cannot wait to see where she goes from here. “- THE INDIE HANDBOOK
“Since discovering this extremely talented 19-year-old, I haven’t been able to stop listening to her music. It’s so unique and unconventional, yet so terribly hard to explain.” – BOOKS AND BLUEBERRIES
“You’ll be someone like Alice being dragged into an otherworldly bliss.” – GHOST FM
“The talent and intricacy is unmistakable” – SOUNDS BETTER WITH REVERB
“Possimiste’s sound is everything I hope to hear when I hit play on a new track from an up and coming artist.”
– Amelia Vandergast (AnR FACTORY)