from Billie Holiday to Erykah Badu, are given to Lina. The passion,
power and talent that comes through her lyrics and performance cause
many to draw comparisons to other musical greats, but upon further
listen, Lina has a style all her own. This singer/songwriter is
set to revolutionize the modern music scene with a soulful hybrid
of eras and styles, including R n B, jazz, hip-hop and swing, with
just the right amount of pop.
project, Inner Beauty, displays her fearless creativity, regardless
of music trends. Her influences in music, life, love; happiness,
pain; growth and wisdom come through loud and clear. Those familiar
can expect to hear her signature sound, while the uninitiated will
be mesmerized by the depth of the lyrics and the unique artistic
approach to the music. This songbird veers from the mass-produced
recordings and mundane lyrics that often jam the airwaves. Her persona
is provocative yet edgy, soulful and flirtatious.
She first unleashed
this distinctive style with her debut album, Stranger on Earth (Atlantic
turned out the hits “It's Alright”, “Playa No
Mo’ ” and “I'm Not the Enemy”, which was
featured in the 20th Century Fox’s film “High Crimes”.
Critics heralded the LP’s bold theme, a syncopation of music
past and present. Jeff Lorez, of Billboard Magazine raved, “Lina
possesses a timeless combination of laid-back Southern warmth, introspection,
spirituality, and a penchant for things jazzy and classy”.
Stranger on Earth was named the #1 RnB Album of the Year by Tower
Records’ Pulse Magazine and among the Top 10 RnB Albums of
the Year by Billboard Magazine.
sound gained international attention through tours with UK based
soul singer Craig David and rapper Guru of Gang Starr. The songstress
also dazzled sold-out crowds as she toured the states with rocker
The multitalented artist
isn’t afraid to take risks and elevate the music scene to
vibrant levels. She wrote all of the songs for her upcoming album,
co-producing most them in collaboration with Jeeve and Travis “T-House”
House, who first lent their talents on Stranger on Earth.
Inner Beauty is sure
to shake up the musical landscape with the reggae-tinged “Hope,
Wish and Pray”, the alluring “Come to Mama”, the
uplifting anthem “I Am”, and the title cut “Inner
Beauty”, a display of true introspection. Lina also offers
up the blazing duet with Anthony Hamilton, “Around the World,”
and “Leaving You”, which is sure to empower listeners
with the lyrics: Today’s the day/ Now I can finally see my
way/ Found somebody new/ I’m leaving you, for me. With Inner
Beauty, Lina paints a picture for the listener and offers a fresh,
self-assured perspective that is both youthful and wise beyond her
to put up with so much music lately that’s not necessarily
feeding our souls”, she says. “It’s not triggering
anything in our beings”. Lina stresses that her forthcoming
project was spontaneous. “When I write, it’s what I’m
feeling that day. Every song is an experience, some wisdom or knowledge
gained; a musical lesson”.
This Texas-raised chanteuse
is more than just a pretty face. Lina burst on the scene as a songwriter,
penning “Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Jones” for
RCA artist Tyrese, who recorded the song for his platinum debut
album. The savvy businesswoman also created her own record label,
MoodStar Recordings, which is currently working on a compilation
series titled Save Your Soul.
about sharing the gift that you're blessed with,” she says.
“I just want to make people’s loads a little lighter.
Music is an escape”. Whether you encounter her music, her
personality, beauty or style… Lina stays with you.