Lina and the Lions

FRESH: ‘This Fire’ – Lina And The Lions

Lina And The Lions serve up “This Fire”

Retro-Synthwave

UK Synthwave band Lina And The Lions, lead by lead singer Lina Lane, have just released their new single, “This Fire”, their first for two years and the first cut from their upcoming debut album, “Second Nature”.

“This Fire” is an 80’s delight blending mid-80’s synthwave (reminiscent of NewRetroWave music) and early 80’s bands like Altered Images with Lina’s high-pitched, candy sweet vocals.

Lina And The Lions return delivers a cross-generational blend of infectious pop. The dark layers which permeate “This Fire”‘s cinematic sound add an Alt-Rock edge without ever overshadowing the instant accessibility. In a time of aural mediocrity, lead singer, bassist and pianist, Lina Lane, strives to break the mould with her intro-extrovert songwriting.

In a time where things seem so dark, it’s almost hard to see what is coming tomorrow. We all want to be a glittering, screaming siren reminding people that there is still time for love and second chances. That’s “This Fire”. As well as the new track, the band will be releasing a brand new track from the album every month throughout 2021 until the album release. Complete with music videos, live performances and lots of other surprises!

Born in Israel, before moving to the North of England as a child Lina Lane has been songwriting from a young age. Influenced by giants such as Michael Jackson, Blondie and No Doubt, Lina’s artistic vehicle, Lina And The Lions, puts powerful songwriting upfront, backed by emphatic vocals and devoted performances.

“If you’ve got a ‘go button’, I want to push it!” Lina says!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!