Tina Boonstra is a songwriter born and raised on the move. Her songs are filled with a hope and a yearning to belong and her latest single ‘Prodigal’ is a beautiful example of her efforts to do so.
Featured on her upcoming EP My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again), set for release on 2nd February via 7Core Music, ‘Prodigal’ is one of six tracks that showcases her ability to write in a vulnerable, yet determined vein.
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 truly cut her teeth as a performer. “I decided that if no one was going to sing my songs in church, I’d go and find somewhere else to play them,” Boonstra explains. “I started playing open mic and acoustic nights in and around London. 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.”
We’re moved by Tina’s bravery, honesty and captivating voice. Listen to ‘Prodigal’ below, and follow Tina on Facebook for more updates.