I first was introduced to this
young lady's music back in 2001 with her debut set 'Stranger
on Earth'. Upon listening to her, I have to say I was
impressed her vocals were stunning and quite frankly lives upto
the comparisons of the legends Billie Holiday
and Sarah Vaughn.
The sexy singer/songwriter also had a few minor underground hits
on her hands then with 'Playa No More'
and 'It's Alright' but never
really made it to mainstream success. Three years later and having
taking it all in stride, the young songstress has returned with
her sophomore album on Hidden Beach and a compilation album called,
'Save Your Soul'.
The project will be the first release from her new record label
MoodStar Recordings (she was
formally with Atlantic) and will feature a variety of musical genres,
including her now signature sound - a fusion of 30s big band jazz,
R&B, Hip Hop & Swing
Growing up in a musical household, (her mother a singer and her
father a guitarist), Lina wrote her first songs when she was eight,
while rifling through her mum's prized record collection, the classics
from the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties filled the house.
"I think Billie Holiday was my first love, there was just something
about her approach to a song and the blues that she brought to everything
she touched" said Lina on her website.
The track on review is 'Come
On, Mama', a delicious slice of rhythnic soul music to
wet your musical appetite. Starting off with a touch of some jazz
horns, a thumping baseline follows as Lina's sultry voice enters
ever so smoothly to give you a song that stays with yuo once you
listen to it - it really has that kind of quality about it.
No name or release date on
the album as of yet but you can bet that with tracks like this,
the album is bound to please the listening ear. One to look out
for I'm sure - aTY-D
Listen to Lina