The story of my first single Prodigal, is a story of a detour and an unexpected discovery. A painful discovery, but a good one in the end. So often it’s the detours that take you to the most beautiful places I’m so excited to finally start sharing tracks from my new EP with you. It’s … Continue reading Detours and discoveries
I’ve been busy lately. Juggling work, life and plans to release some new music has meant that recently everyday has had a to-do list as long as my arm and a few weeks ago it began to feel like the only way to hold it all together was to be laser focused all of the time.
Then out of the blue I was forced to stop…
Growing up as a songwriter in a missionary family, Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she was so familiar with, but it wasn’t until she began performing on the London open mic circuit that she cut her teeth as a performer and honed her craft into a treasure trove of songs with a depth and emotional intensity reminiscent of Damien Rice, PJ Harvey and John Mark McMillan.
‘When I started songwriting I wrote about a lot of different things, but in the back of my mind I always thought that I’d end up writing for churches. Then when I got older I started showing this music to people but no one seemed very interested in what I was writing and so I was left with a notebook full of songs that weren’t being sung by anyone.
Eventually I decided that if no one was going to sing my songs in church I’d go and find somewhere else to play them. So I started playing open mic and acoustic nights in and around London. I started off playing the few pop songs I’d written but I slowly realised that I wanted to sing about more than that. I wanted to sing about what it was like to live in a city that is constantly asking for more and more of you and at the same time telling you, you’re not enough. I wanted to sing about faith and doubt, and the very real struggle to feel anything apart from completely numb.’
Her new single Prodigal is out on 17 November, follow Tina on Spotify to hear it first
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