Leigh Schindler releases new single ‘Horn in Claw’

Singer, actress and renowned entertainer Leigh Schindler has released her latest single, “Horn in Claw.” It has been published on the Lici Records music label. The track is preceded by her November 2013 track, “Which One,” and by her 2012 debut EP, “Self-Titled.” She is perhaps most often recognized, however, for her startling rendition of “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse. The new single, dark, brooding, beautiful and lyrically poignant, showcases Schindler as a thought-provoking, conscientious songwriter of much scope and sonic complexity.


Schindler, who makes her home in Southern California, claims as artistic inspirations artists such as Amy Winehouse, Regina Spektor, the Bird and the Bee, and Ani DiFranco. Intuitively, her own work shares many of the best attributes of these popular musicians, just as each of them dovetail likewise with the work of the others. Schindler’s “Horn in Claw” has the jazzy, blue overtone of Winehouse mixed with the uniqueness of Spektor, and given a hint of emotional aggression in the lyrical one-two-punch style of DiFranco.


As the setting for this latest offering, Schindler has painted a grim landscape of “bleached out bones” and “warning cones,” peopled by a hopeless and shiftless nation. “They don’t care, they just ignore the flaws,” she sings. The music itself has a smooth surface and lingering, echoing spaciousness like a lake in the inner sanctum of a great cavern, which lends an air of regret and sorrow to the piece. “Horn in Claw” is undoubtedly one of Schindler’s most touching singles to date.


Leigh Schindler has been singing since she was a little girl. “I always used to run around making up songs about anything and everything,” she writes. “Life was a musical and things just fell into place.”


Originally born in San Diego, Schindler is a graduate of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and of the Boston Conservatory of Musical Theatre in Massachusetts.


“Horn in Claw” by Leigh Schindler is available online worldwide.


-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer



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