Verena Bachinger (a.k.a Cafe Ena) is an Austrian singer-songwriter based in Lisbon, Portugal. She writes about the places, people and experiences that have shaped her life and the things in the world that inspire us to speak out.
In 2019 she released her 1st single “Silent Sound,” recorded in Lisbon with some of the cities top musicians. The title track explores the pitfalls of expectations and miscommunication with an eerie beat and tongue-in-cheek dialogue between two people in a precarious relationship. It received airplay on radio stations throughout Portugal as part of the Cascais Garage Radio Show.
Her journey as a songwriter began in 2014, when she began studying composition and writing songs in Jerusalem, Israel. Over the next 2 years, she experimented writing in various genres and styles before moving to Lisbon in 2016.
Once in Lisbon, she began to write in earnest, tapping into a deep well of inspiration from her past and present, honing her craft and developing her own style. Influenced by the sounds of Americana, indie and classic folk, garage and artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Cat Power and Aimee Mann, she wrote dozens of songs and collaborated with various musicians from Israel, Portugal, USA and Austria.