Rising singer/songwriter Christinna O shares her newest single “Lay It Down” with us. The 19-year-old singer particulars her experiences in a relationship gone bitter, a state of affairs she is desperately attempting to repair. Produced by Taylor Dexter, Wes Singerman, Waine, and Josh Engel, the report exudes a classic RnB/soul vibe and showcases the singer’s alluring vocals and heartfelt model.
Christinna was born and raised in Miami, the place her dad is a pastor and army jet painter, and her mother is a health coach. But with its flashy tradition, it’s a spot she at all times has a conflicted relationship with. She discovered a group of like-minded artists in Philadelphia, which she first visited to learn poetry, and the place she joins an extended lineage of inventive R&B and soul artists.
A uncommon queer voice in R&B, Christinna can be a rising spoken-word poet who’s competed within the NAACP’s nationwide slam poetry competitors and leads Temple University’s poetry collective Babel, a tight-knit group of poets, rappers and musicians on the faculty the place she’s a sophomore. She discovered her approach to music and poetry in her early teenagers whereas being homeschooled in Miami to keep away from bullying she’d confronted in class: in her dad and mom’ hallway, she discovered Pro Tools, pulling beats from Youtube, making melodies on her dad’s Yamaha keyboard, and topping it together with her self-produced and self-engineered vocals. She developed a small however devoted following on Soundcloud together with her self-released mixtape “The Violet Tape” (made at age 14), EP “Abide” (launched as a senior in highschool), and standout single “Milk Carton.” Her creative, considerate melding of R&B and poetry discovered its means to a couple music business tastemaker ears, main her to attach with Chahayed and Singerman for “Shelter.” It’s the primary salvo from an EP Christinna plans to launch in Spring 2019 referred to as “Girl in Passing,” an exploration of sophisticated interpersonal relationships.
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