As a songwriter in a missionary family, Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she grew up in. 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 PJ Harvey, Wolf Alice and John Mark McMillan. Featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Mellow Pop playlists, BBC Introducing London, Hoxton Radio and Sounds Magazine, her last EP is described as ‘a collection of moving, honest, brave songs that will school its listeners in empathy and introspection.’ (Get In Her Ears)
With over a million streams on Spotify, support from BBC introducing and a successful UK tour, indie artist Tina Boonstra returns with the first song from her new EP City of Doubt.
Out of my depth is about a period in my life when just getting out of the house felt like an insurmountable challenge. I was in a set of circumstances that I felt ill-equipped to deal with and worst of all, I felt like I was dealing with them completely on my own. The light was sucked out of my days and my nights were spent wide-eyed and wired as I tried to figure out my next move.
In this sharp and short first single, snares cut like a knife through the melody as the vocals rise up in protest. Think Sam Fender meets Regina Spektor in this in this crushingly honest rage against the universe, God and insomnia. The cover art for this new series of songs has been designed by Steve Todd and is inspired by the novel Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Out Of My Depth was released 28th February 2020
You can purchase it on one of the links below…