New Music: Tina Boonstra – ‘My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again) EP’

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Singer-songwriter, Tina Boonstra, releases new “deep and emotional” 6 track EP ‘My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again) EP’.

Tina Boonstra
Track list
1 – Prodigal
2 – I Think I See You Now
3 – Occupy Me
4 – Concrete Heart
5 – Only A Human
6 – Castle

Tina, from London, grew up in a missionary family writing songs destined for church. But, after performing on the London open mic circuit she developed a new sound with a depth and emotional intensity reminiscent of Damien Rice, PJ Harvey and John Mark McMillan.

On her songwriting journey Tina says,

When I started songwriting I wrote about a lot of different things, but in the back of my mind I always thought that I’d end up writing for churches. Then when I got older I started showing this music to people but no one seemed very interested in what I was writing and so I was left with a notebook full of songs that weren’t being sung by anyone. Eventually I decided that if no one was going to sing my songs in church I’d go and find somewhere else to play them. So I started playing open mic and acoustic nights in and around London. I started off playing the few pop songs I’d written but I slowly realised that I wanted to sing about more than that. I wanted to sing about what it was like to live in a city that is constantly asking for more and more of you and at the same time telling you you’re not enough. I wanted to sing about faith and doubt, and the very real struggle to feel anything apart from completely numb.

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