Tina Boonstra follows up UKCC Top 10 hits with new single ‘Find You’

Following the success of her UK Christian Chart top 10 tracks ‘Concrete Heart’ and ‘Prodigal’ from the EP “My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again)”, released earlier this year, Tina Boonstra returns with her brand new single ‘Find You’. The single will be released on October 19th to coincide with her headline show at London’s famous Hope and Anchor venue in Islington on October 25th.

Growing up as a songwriter in a missionary family, Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she was so familiar with, but it wasn’t until she began performing on the London open mic circuit that she cut her teeth as a performer and honed her craft into a treasure trove of songs with a depth and emotional intensity reminiscent of Damien Rice, PJ Harvey and Wolf Alice.

“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. 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 find somewhere else to play them. So I began 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.”

Featured on BBC Introducing London, Hoxton Radio and Sounds Magazine, her latest EP “Underrated Animals” (set for release in early 2019) is described as “a collection of moving, honest, brave songs that will school its listeners in empathy and introspection.”

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