Pina Berlin is a Berlin-based multi-genre singer-songwriter releasing her debut album right now.
BIRDLAND HAMBURG WAS A BLAST!
Thanks everybody who came out! Hamburg and Birdland welcomed us so nicely and made us feel home! Hope to be back soon!
Here are some snippets from the beautiful evening from the eyes of a talented audience member!
Btw. I'll be back in Hamburg playing solo on the 6th of February at Freundlich+Kompetent! Join me for a solo set followed by an open stage of the most talented singer songwrites of Hamburg;)
ALBUM RELEASE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
Berlin, Hamburg, Munich here we come!
Catch us play the full album in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich with my amazing band!🧡
Hope to see you soon!
Love and hugs,
**Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
RELEASE CONCERT 18.11 in Artistania!
With a beautiful support act by Blue Thyme, a full 7 piece band with amazing musicians, very special guests and after party with DJ Transition!
Aarón Castrillo (dr)
Bernhard Ludescher (p)
Felix Barth (b)
Leonie Freudenberger (sax)
Pietro Fornara (g)
Idil Naz Dönmez (bv)
Pina Berlin (voc, uke, sax, comp)
**and very special guests soon to be announced**
Tickets at the door in sliding scale of 12-20 Euro. To save the event click here.
*If you are in a difficult financial situation please reach out to me.
**Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal
Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
'PINA BERLIN' the Album is Out!
It's the result of 15 years of dreaming, 4 years of hard work, the work and help of amazing musicians with my producer Fico Jessen coming first, a chronic illness that helped me to not to wait until I retire when I'm 65, and the help of many dear friends I am so grateful for💖 It includes 13 songs with 5 new ones except the singles you already know, including two demos in the end. I really hope you like it and that it brings sparks of hope and positivity to your day whenever you need it✨
"Auf ihrem Debüt-Album „Pina Berlin“ versammelt sie poppige Singer-Songwriter-Tracks, umrahmt von orientalischen Klängen und verträumtem Vintage-Flair im Stil alter Jazz-Standards."...." Kompositorisch überzeugt ihr Album mit verspielten anatolisch-westlichen Fusionen und der Einflechtung multi-instrumentaler Arrangements in alle Songs. Es vermittelt persönliche Identitätserfahrungen und geht mit einer stetigen Feel-Good-Note ins Ohr."
Lina Noll, Tip-Berlin
'Puppets in the Crowd' is Out!
Sometimes we just want to close our eyes and feel the emptiness, free from the chaos, violence, pain, troubles and sorrow.
I wrote this song about different kinds of people in the U-Bahn hanging from the poles in the ceiling in the morning ride, looking kind of sad and alone, hoping for a smiling face. No matter how different we are, we are cooking in the same pot and that nobody wins through violence.
Imagine we are a whole crowd walking on Tempelhofer Feld dancing singing and playing music celebrating Berlin's acceptance and tolerance to each other, cherishing the diversity and freedom of speaking up. That wasn't long time ago. I want that Berlin back!
'My Man' is Out!
My Man reminds a time when the brasilian telenovelas and flamenco elements in pop-music were very popular in Turkey, where Pina spent her childhood. For this song the multi-genre artist clearly
shows inspirations from Shakira, Thalia, Natalia Oreiro and turkish pop stars Sezen Aksu, Sertab Erener and Yasar. "When I was around 6 years old, I used to put on my flamenco skirt and dance in
front of the TV watching MTV or KRAL TV."
"My Man is a song about a relationship where one side doesn't speak a lot and the other side tells herself that she can tell what he thinks to comfort herself. He fears that she will lose her and pulls himself back even more while she doesn't realise this and keeps on filling the silences, not leaving him enough room to open up. She ends up talking to her friends more about her relationship than to her partner but her friends put her back into mood. Here's to best friends listening to all of our relationship problems."
'There Is Always Hope' is Out!
This song 'came' to me with all the words and music standing on my old balcony you see in the pic in the morning of 31.7.2020. This had never happeend to me before! It was one of the lowest yet most hopeful time of my life as I took couple months off from work to work on the album but I ended up dealing with my quadruple tendonitis for the half of the time and couldn't walk for the coming 8 months:S So my inner ER doctor came to life and sang this song into my ear💛
🙏I hope this song gives power and hope to someone who needs it right now!
'Searching Time' is Out!
I wrote this song on a very busy day feeling sad about never having enough time to make music, and it speaks to me much differently after I quit my job to make music full time. I was feeling like
I was living someone elses life until that point and feeling my dream that I had since my childhood was slowly fading into hopelessness and self disappointment and fear of starting over and
failing. Now listening to this song created out of the pain of searching for who I forgot I wanted to be and searching for my dreams motivates me even more in some hard moments of this
May you never stop dreaming and searching for yourself being yourself!
'Seven Hours' is Out!
You know that little excitement and curiosity and surprises when you meet someone and have no idea where it's gonna bring you? When you have the least expectation you find yourself opening up to
this stranger and missing them and daydreaming about your future after just meeting them?
This is a song about that spark and how it can change your life in just seven hours...
You might also call it a kezban song;)
We covered "BRING ME SOME WATER" by the great Mellisa Etheridge requested by an album supporter!
NAMED SEMI-FINALIST AT INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION with "I'll be Missing You" !
In the category of Adult-Contemporary. And semi-finalists make up only 11% of all entries so it's an honor to have made it through the filter!
Second Single "DON'T HAVE TO LIE/B"
is OUT on all platforms !
We wrote this song together with multi-instrumentalist and the producer of the upcoming Pina Berlin Debut Album Fico Jessen, after almost a year of working together. It is one of those songs that came out with sudden inspiration. "Don't have to lie / B" is about the importance of communication in all types of relationships, being yourself and being in the moment. Enjoy!
NAMED A FINALIST AT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS WITH "I'll be Missing You" !
Stoked to find out that my debut single 'I'll be missing you', which we filmed together with Regina Mosch, was nominated for the Palm Beach International Music Awards for the BEST MUSIC VIDEO!
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ENDED!
WE ARE RECORDING MY DEBUT ALBUM AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FINISH IT!
Thank you so much for your support!
DEBUT SINGLE OUT !
Very excited to announce that my debut single 'I'll be missing you' is out! It's the first single from my upcoming debut album.
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