The Swedish band Cotton Club released their self-titled debut album in 1984.It featured cover versions of contemporary hit songs, such as Thompson Twins’ ‘Hold me now’, Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet dreams’ and Kim Wilde’s Love Blonde. That song, translated into Swedish as ‘Hon Går Rakt Fram’ was also released as a single. The band’s lead vocalist Leyla Yilbar-Norgren was credited for this single release as simply Leyla.

Leyla released two more singles, in 1985 and 1986. In 2004 she wrote ‘Lenas Sång’ for the Swedish movie Så Som I Himmelen, on which she also sang.