Rachel's debut single is an 80s-inspired disco-pop number sure to be on replay. 'Conversation' was done with the help of NZ pop heavyweights Joseph Corban-Banks (Niko Walters, Foley, LA Women), M Basa (Aloe Blacc, Teeks) and Simon Gooding (P!nk, Dua Lipa, Drax Project)

The 22-year-old is off to an impressive start. With the young artist already drawing crowds, she played to a packed venue at her single release show that was just shy of selling out. ‘Conversation’ received raving reviews from the press, was picked as ZM's track of the night and made its way onto the Hot 20 NZ Singles chart and NZ On Air NewTracks compilation.

Rachel Leo is an independent artist from Auckland, New Zealand, known for her infectious hooks and smooth RnB vocals set amongst a Pop, Latin and Disco inspired landscape. She has laid low, quietly developing her sound while completing her Bachelor of Music and preparing for her entry into the music scene, now finally ready to step into her identity as an artist.

With Rachel taking inspiration from the likes of Kiana Ledé, Maggie Rogers, Remi Wolf and Yebba, it comes as no surprise that she enjoys writing under all areas of the pop umbrella. Recently granted the New Music Development funding from NZ On Air to work with Alex Wildwood (The Veronicas, Broods, Jessica Mauboy), she is busy working on her follow up singles and debut EP.

With a lot of things to say and a strong canvas to do so, Rachel Leo is set to impress with the release of her upcoming music.


"A full package popstar triple threat, Rachel Leo is one to watch."
- Sniffers
"She's absolutely killing it. I am so freaking impressed. This is only her first song so I can't wait to see what more comes out from her."
- Meg Wyatt, ZM
"Conversation sees the 22-year-old stepping out with an incredibly well-thought-out release, one which will undoubtedly see her bringing audiences to their feet in hundreds of summer festivals to come."
"This vibrant dance track hits different with Rachel Leo’s glossy vocals perfectly mixed with addictive melodies and groovy basslines - an impressive entrance into the music scene."
- Hype Medium
"There’s little doubt that 22-year-old Rachel Leo is ready to emerge as a genuine pop star. The choreographed dancing that complements her debut single’s upbeat musical blend certifies her triple-threat status." 
- NZ Musician