Locals Only - Frankie Venter 'Leyla'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 7:56AM

Frankie Venter brings us 'Leyla' for ZM and NZ On Air's Locals Only!

At the fresh age of 17, Frankie's distinctively captivating vocals drive a new pop-rock track with a mix of emotion and charisma (or should we say rizz?)😜

Drawn from various stories and experiences she wrote 'Leyla' after a night out on the town. 🪩💃

“I wrote it straight after coming home from a night out where I had a conversation with this really cocky guy who at one point spat on the ground and said: “Do you like it?”. I mushed it with another experience I had with a guy who wouldn’t stop talking about a girl called ‘Leyla’.” 💔

Taking the song to producer Rory Noble, they continued the story and imagined its dynamic chorus - adding further plot intrigue. “The idea that you can still like this person even though you know they’re cocky, full of it, and playing you.” 🫣

The narrative is cathartic and catchy - definitely a track to add to your late-night belter playlist.

“Screaming the chorus into a mic is probably the best form of anger management I’ve ever experienced.” 

Get to know: FRANKIE

After a successful 2023, 17-year-old Frankie Venter is all set to take this new year by storm.

She continued with the October release of ‘Fine’ ft. Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Rory Noble, which debuted on the Hot NZ Charts.🥳

Check out Frankie with ZM's Cam Mansel🩷


With more exciting projects in the works, Frankie Venter is definitely not slowing down any time soon. Amassing 600 pre-saves, 40k streams, + 250k views on TikTok, the pop powerhouse is set to soar in 2024.

“I have been busy pushing myself to write as many songs as I can and collaborate with other artists and producers - which has been the best learning experience.” 

Check out more Aotearoa's local talent:

Stan Walker - 'Māori Ki Te Ao'

Sophie Maude - 'Vertigo'

SACHI - 'Wildfire'

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