This album is a pop rock gem, hidden on the shelves for more than 5 years. Finally it sees the light through Cd Baby ! Exceptional singer and songwriter Malina, equally talented in performing pop and jazz, co-writes these great songs with musician-producer-composer Filippo Gaetani (Tessa Drummond,AdrinaThorpe) during 1997 and 1999. With the collaboration of talented musicians as Marco Baracchino, Fabio Marchiori (Linton Kwesi Johnson), drummers Fabrizio Morganti (Dennis Bovell, Modena city ramblers, Piero Pelu), Andrea Pellegrini and Walter Paoli (Stefano Bollani,Kenny Wheeler,Tony Scott), the album was recorded at Le Bozze studios in Tuscany,Italy. it was then beautifully mastered by Julian Lowe at Metropolis Mastering, London.
The album also features guest star pianist Stefano Bollani playing accordion on “Lemon cake” and Stefano Cocco Cantini playing a sax solo on “Back to myself”.
“I’m glidin’” and “Gently hard” received strong airplay in 2000. The remix of the song “By your side”, released on famed Tommy boy label, topped US billboards in year 2000 at #12, having succes especially in the Bay area. “By your side” was also featured in the TV series “Queer as folk”. The song “Reach out” was also remixed and played worldwide. The song “Teardrops” is featured in the short movie “Under the leaves” (Sotto le foglie) starring Valerio Mastrandrea and Cecilia Dazzi. The movie is receiving several international awards.