Building on the momentum of her last release ‘Ethereal’, self-proclaimed Yellow Manic Pixie Dream Girl, 22-year-old indie-pop singer-songwriter Lina Cooper returns with her new lush acoustic, string and brass based heartfelt ballad ‘What I gave to you’.
‘What I gave to you’ is filled with emotional candor and vivid storytelling, creating a soundscape that “is an alternative take on the myth of Icarus and Daedalus.” Lina explains.
She adds “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.”
If you could combine the hopeless romanticism, descriptive lyricism and the powerful pop sound of Taylor Swift and the raspy alto vocals and edginess of Amy Winehouse, it would be Lina Cooper.
Lina was born in a small Eastern European town in Ukraine and moved to the US at the age of 17 chasing the American dream. Failed marriage at the age of 18, got diagnosed depression, and juggled multiple jobs at the same time whilst getting a double major degree at Berklee… That sounds like a promising songwriting material.
She currently resides in the sunny tropics of Los Angeles, CA and she has already landed a publishing deal with Ostereo music. She has also been on different Spotify editorial playlists (Fresh Finds, and Fresh Finds: Pop) worked with some big names, and is making some confident steps towards being your new favorite pop star.