SINGER/SONGWRITER/MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST TINA MALIA DEBUTS WORLDWIDE THE STUNNING VIDEO FOR HER GORGEOUS NEW SINGLE
SERENDIPITY FROM HER ALBUM THE LOST FRONTIER DUE AUGUST 16
“The Lost Frontier” is First Pop/Electronic Album to Get Vocal Authentication by RealSing.org, while New Recording Academy Voting Member Malia is First Indie Artist to be Named Global Ambassador of Peace by Brand-of-Action Army Pink
August 9, 2012 (Los Angeles) …A new voting member of The Recording Academy® and its Producers & Engineers Wing (www.grammy.com), Singer/ Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist Tina Malia debuts worldwide the video to her sensuous new single today “Serendipity” from upcoming album “The Lost Frontier.” Malia’s vocal performance on the album – due August 16 – makes "The Lost Frontier" the first pop/electronic album to earn the official Certificate of Vocal Recording Authenticity (no use of vocal pitch correction technology during the recording process) from RealSing.org. Malia also becomes the first indie artist to be named as Global Ambassador of Peace for the new brand-of-action Army Pink. The single and video for “Serendipity” can be previewed and purchased at www.youtube.com/tinamaliamusic. For ongoing announcements, sneak peeks, contests, special events and links to all of Tina Malia’s social networks, visit http://www.tinamalia.com
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TINA MALIA QUOTES
Voting Member of The Recording Academy:
“To be a voting member of The Recording Academy and its Producers & Engineers Wing is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about getting involved with the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.”
“To have my vocals on the new album authenticated by RealSing is so validating as a live performer because it also gives my loyal fans and people who are just getting introduced to my music some assurances that the voice on the album is going to be the live voice they are going to hear from the stage.”
Ambassador of Peace for Army Pink:
“To be named an Ambassador of Peace by Army Pink is just such an honor. Advancing the cause of peace is part of every fiber of my being as a person and as an artist. Army Pink comes from such a genuine place, and I'm excited to be actively involved in their mission to promote peace throughout the world."
Centered around its RealSing Collective – made up of GRAMMY-winning singers, songwriters, producers, engineers, musicians and industry organizations -- RealSing.org was created to provide a counterpoint to tracks, albums and artists that rely on Auto-Tune and pitch correction technologies during the recording process. The RealSing Collective evaluates and then gives official certification to authentic recorded vocal performances, as it believes “elevating the real singer’s talents elevates the music lover’s expectations; together they elevate the art of making music…which benefits us all.”
Tina Malia is the first indie artist to be named as an Ambassador of Peace for the new global brand-of-action Army Pink (http://www.facebook.com/ArmyPinkGirls). The Army Pink mission is to support peace worldwide. Toward that end, it pledges a portion of its sales to support organizations that make positive change in regions of the world and areas of our lives running at a peace deficit. The brand’s music initiative is called “Pink is the New Peace & Harmony” and its Ambassadors are female musicians – representing legends, icons and independent artists – who are courageous and committed to promoting peace worldwide. “Army Pink
: the juxtaposition of gentle style and
formidable force ignites the movement that becomes more global and fashionable
with every heart and hand it touches…join the movement.”
About Tina Malia
Tina Malia’s prodigious talent spans many musical genres and disciplines. As a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, she has distinguished herself in styles ranging from pop to world to electronic. Her own diverse and growing catalog of albums is complemented by studio and live work with iconic artists such as Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Jai Uttal, Kenny Loggins, India.Arie, Idan Raichel and Bassnectar.
There are two unifying factors in all of this: one is Tina’s remarkable voice. An instrument of exceptional purity, it can be as tender as an angel’s sigh or as powerful as a deep ocean current. The other unifying factor in Tina’s musical universe is her vision — an all-encompassing artistic perspective that embraces many of the world’s musical cultures, languages and spiritual traditions.
Creativity and diversity are her very lifeblood. Of Korean and Yugoslavian descent, her mother tutored Tina in classical piano and voice from an early age. But it was her dad who fostered her interest in guitar, which led her to discover folk and popular music forms.
“When I was 13 or so, after performing in choirs for years and doing musical theater at school, my dad bought me my first steel string guitar,” said Malia. “I started listening to many of the great female artists — Joni Mitchell, the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Alison Krauss and many others. They became my mentors, and I started writing my own songs.”