With her new album, the multi-talented Tina Malia opens eyes, stirs souls & reminds us that the power to change the
world lies in our own hands,
"The title track sets up the entire album 'The Lost Frontier' because it highlights
the cyclical nature of our existence and the far extremes that lie within it. The
wheel is merely an observer as we move through revolutions of creation and decay,
hope and despair, beauty and destruction. 'The Lost Frontier' is about
acknowledging and understanding these different aspects in life and remembering
that we have the power to choose what we do with that knowledge." Tina Malia
In the music video for the title track of Tina Malia's latest album "The Lost Frontier," a little girl leaves her home and embarks on a journey outside of the comfortable life she knows. Wandering down a desolate road, decay and ruin await as remnants of a pristine land now defiled with rusting metal hulks and waste lining every corner. The child moves through her surroundings with curiosity and playfulness, devoid of fear or blame. Perhaps she sees the world differently, or maybe her eyes merely see What Is, like those of the couture-clad songstress who instead of comforting or warning us, simply tells us like it is – with the hope that we'll put our new vantage point to productive use.
"From the lost frontier a fountain appears/ Unabated as the sun/
All the hope and fear of a thousand years/Created in your hand"
The songstress is, of course, singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Tina Malia, and her eyes see promise in the face of hopelessness, a frontier that may be lost but not forgotten, and the hidden potential that we each hold in our hand.
Of Korean and Yugoslavian descent, Ms. Malia exhibits a natural ease within the talented artist's powers of observation. Her travels around the world and interest in many cultures eventually led her to Sanskrit mantra chanting, which she describes as "simple yet extraordinary," and to which she attributes her sense of well being.
As an artist, her love of different cultures and music has helped distinguish her in styles ranging from pop to world/acoustic to electronic. Her own diverse and growing catalog of albums is complemented by studio and live performance work with iconic artists such as Carlos Santana, India.Arie, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Bassnectar, Jai Uttal and Idan Raichel.
A multi-talented artist and highly trained musician, Ms. Malia not only writes and sings her own material, she also engineers and produces her albums, playing many of the instruments included on them. Originally trained as a classical pianist by her mother, she credits her father for introducing her to guitar and folk music, which led her to such iconic female singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Alison Krauss and the Indigo Girls, among others. On "The Lost Frontier," we hear these influences as well as flavors of electronic, world, pop and dance.
Ms. Malia delivers a rawness and authenticity through her extraordinary voice and musical compositions as well as in her lyrics and prose. Each song on the "The Lost Frontier" is powerful on its own, so collectively the album makes an indelible mark every time one hears it. Upon each listening something new is learned, as the songs inspire instead of instigate, observe rather than point, wonder rather than blame. Each composition is part of the greater whole, which at the end of the day is an affirmation of love, of hope, of responsibility for ourselves and each other. They are, in short, the perfect way for Ms. Malia's vision to be shared.
The Lost Frontier: Single & Video Credits:
“The Lost Frontier” single: written and produced by Tina Malia; music co-written by Random Rab; and mixed by multiple GRAMMY® winner Kevin Killen. “The Lost Frontier” video: co-producers Tina Malia and Angel Villarreal; director and first camera: Rob Humphreys; additional camera: Sequoia Emmanuelle; editor: Tina Malia; consulting editor/effects: Graham Howes; little girl: Satya Roth.
Serendipity Single & Video Credits:
“Serendipity” single: written and produced by Tina Malia; and mixed by multiple GRAMMY® winner Kevin Killen. The “Serendipity” video: producer: Angel Villarreal; co-producer: Tina Malia; editor: Graham Howes; director of photography: Rob Humphreys; assistant camera: Elsa Valdez; gaffer: Chris Williams; grip: George Saldana; musicians: drums – Sean Macaulay, keyboards – Paul Clark, Guitar – Al Torre and bass – Jared May
The Lost Frontier Album Credits:
Produced and Engineered by Tina Malia. Mixing Engineer: Kevin Killen. Mastering Engineer: Henry Sarmiento. Contributing Producers: Kevin Killen, Jamie Catto, Jared May, Lynx, Alex Foster, Random Rab, Evan Bluetech and David Jenkins. For all other credits, please see the album for details.
Tina is managed by Glenda Gracia, Deal Matters Entertainment, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.