Mobile studio: a musical journey in the Citan Tourer

A group of creative musicians transforms the Citan Tourer into a mobile studio – and records a moving track as they drive through the city.

Inspiration on wheels in the Citan mobile studio

Even a brief impression or a momentary perception is enough to sow the seeds of an idea. Inspiration can be found everywhere and at any time. The Stuttgart band LEA & FAB took this idea as the inspiration to record their song “Just Let You Down” on the road. The newcomer duo makes emotional music combining hip-hop beats with soulful singing. Working with three musicians and supported by the label TRAY Recordings, they quickly converted the Mercedes-Benz Citan Tourer into a mobile studio. The long model variant with two additional seats in the luggage compartment even provide space for two brass musicians to add the finishing touches with saxophone and trombone. The instruments are ready, the recording is rolling and the journey begins!

On the road through Stuttgart’s inner city

The musicians drive through Stuttgart’s inner city. Along broad roads and narrow alleys, past famous landmarks – the State Gallery, Marienplatz and the world’s very first television tower, often seen on the ridge above the valley holding the city. It is a hazy late-autumn day and a gentle drizzle falls on the windows of the mobile studio. This is anything but a distraction for the musicians: they take these impressions and use them to create an emotional song. If you listen carefully you can almost hear the raindrops or the clicking of the indicator…

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LEA & FAB // TRAY Recordings
Stuttgart | Germany
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A fan of unconventional solutions – the Citan is a high-roof estate from Mercedes-Benz and has been on the market in Europe since 2012. It is available in three different versions and length.