BUILDING on the momentum of her last release, an indie-pop singer-songwriter has returned with her new acoustic heartfelt ballad.
Lina Cooper combines the hopeless romanticism, descriptive lyricism and the powerful pop sound of Taylor Swift and the raspy alto vocals and edginess of Amy Winehouse.
Following on from ‘Ethereal’, the 22-year-old’s new single, ‘What I Gave To You’ boasts luck strings and brass sounds.
Filled with emotional candor and vivid storytelling, the track creates a soundscape which “is an alternative take on the myth of Icarus and Daedalus.”
Speaking about the track Ukrainian born Lina said: “It is a song that I wrote with one of my best friends James Donkor (Yah Kumasi, the feature on this song).
“We spent the whole first lockdown together, writing and producing every single day in our little Boston bedrooms.
“This is one of the very few songs that I have ever written that was not based off of a particular event or inspired by a specific person.
“Me and Yah Kumasi just wanted to write a song that a lot of people would be able to relate to.
“Every time I listen to it, it makes me smile, because I think of all the fun we had writing this song.”
Listen to ‘What I Gave To You’: