Born, raised and based in Berlin, composer and songwriter Defne Şahin has established herself in the international music scene with her unique, cosmopolitan sound that seamlessly blends Jazz, Pop and Turkish music. As the daughter of Turkish immigrants and influenced by her experiences living between New York, Barcelona and Istanbul, Defne Şahin is a shapeshifter who connects multiple worlds and cultures through her music. She sets herself apart with her versatile and eclectic storytelling rooted in her multicultural background, allowing her to effortlessly bridge genres. Her upcoming album Hope (2023) is an enchanting song cycle of Emily Dickinson’s poetry paired with her own lyrics. It reflects on universal themes such as life and death, love and longing, fear and hope and the letting go of it all.