What if you spent your entire life searching for your soul mate only to discover once you’ve found them that the world was about to end? That is the concept behind Therina Bella’s latest release, “Let’s Hold Hands And Watch The World End”.
“Let’s Hold Hands And Watch The World End” is an alternative rock album of epic proportions featuring wailing fuzzed out guitars, soaring string sections, grand pianos, and Therina’s emotionally charged powerhouse vocals. She is backed by her progressive rhythm section, The Terrible Girls, who are ironically two boys, Ted Maniatakos on bass and Daniel Bradley on drums.
“I don’t really think like a songwriter.” Therina admits, “I think more like a novelist. The songs on the album tell the story of a young woman who finally meets her soul mate and then has to deal with the world ending knowing they can never really be together. It’s the ultimate star crossed scenario.”
Therina’s vocal delivery on the album carries with it intense longing, sadness, regret and sometimes even rage. You can feel every emotion she is evoking with every incredible note that she sings. She also composed, arranged and performed many of the instruments on the album including all the guitars.
The album may be dark, but Therina herself is not. She’s a petite, pink haired, giggling, cupcake loving, quick witted, sock collecting girl who claims her two best friends are also cats. “I definitely tend to explore the darker side of my personality in my music.” Therina claims some of her greatest musical influences have been the ones that tend to focus on doom and gloom like Nine Inch Nails, Joy Division, PJ Harvey, Nirvana and David Bowie’s earlier work.
“My album isn’t necessarily about the world literally ending. It’s about having an emotional apocalypse. About being to blame for destroying your own happiness and how you pick up the pieces once the world that you know is over.”
Therina’s music has been featured on Xbox video game soundtracks, on MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules and has also been heard on NYC’s mainstream rock station, 101.9rxp and on XM radio’s indie show, The Radar Report. Her first cd entitled, Honey Wagon was produced by famed Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
She lives in New York City surrounded by instruments, books and cats. Mostly cats.