Artist on the Rise: MBG Shows the True Meaning of Versatility In Her Music

Carolina Leena Rodriguez is a multi-instrumentalist who has all the tools to be a groundbreaking success. This dynamic individual writes, records, performs and produces her music in the comfort of her own studio. She’s fairly new in the writing game so she decided to explore genres like classic punk rock and blues to folk and jazz. This vast range of different genres really can contribute to Leena’s versatility that we find to be highly commendable. Leena killed the game with her debut EP, which reflects on not only the bridging in between them genres but her skills in productions and playing all the instruments in her songs.

Over the past year, she has solidified her sound and has gone back to what got her to pick up the guitar in the first place. What’s super interesting about Leena and her artistry is how she began learning songs by ear and self-taught herself many instruments. This isn’t an easy task to do, and she accomplished the challenge. MBG’s single “Make My Day” on youtube was a blissfully magical song that puts Lena on a high caliber compared to the other artists in the industry. Don’t believe the hype? Well, check her out for yourself!

Hey MBG, Welcome to BuzzMusic! So tell us, what exactly does MBG represent and stand for?

MBG stands Music Box Girl. The origin story of the name was when I was maybe 16 or 17. When I started playing music at the time my parents couldn't afford any music instruments so almost every day after school I would bus to Long and Mcquade (which is a music shop in Canada) and stay until closing time practicing on their instruments and going to each section of the store learning all the instruments. Then one day this little girl was looking at me this whole time while I was practicing and she came up to me and said: "wow you play everything!" I laughed it off and then she said "you're kind of like a music box girl" and that kind of stuck with me ever since. MBG represents me as an artist and being this multi-instrumentalist that just loves to make noise.