ABOUT: As many of you have probably heard, the horn of Eastern Africa-- specifically the nation of Somalia-- is currently suffering from a devastating famine. In response, we (Tina and Juliet) have decided to make an early release of the new studio recording of "Sincerity," written by Tina and produced by Juliet, and give all proceeds to responsible and proven organizations working against the famine in Eastern Africa right now. Our hope is that we can help spread the word about the famine and call on the world to respond as it should have done weeks ago. We hope to honor and remember those who are suffering while also providing a simple and easy way for all the people who like Tina's music to give generously. We ask for a minimum donation of $1.49 in return for the mp3 track, but if you are willing to give more, please do. We commit to giving your donation to Somalia in a timely fashion, as crises like this one require a quick response.
If only I could sing my heart, but I don’t know how to
Formulate the words in ways that speak what’s true
I’m searching for sincerity, but she’s been in hiding.
This music has a lot to say, yet she stays quiet.
Shut up in my bones
Shut up in my bones
But I cannot stay silent. Though I still fear ridicule and shame,
Holding it in is no longer an option…And I still don’t know what to sing.
If I open my heart and let this life be fully known…
It’s pent up like a fire; looks like it’s time to let go.
So let these walls come tumbling down and smother this silence.
Let my soul live on my sleeve so it can be seen.
Let my lips be fully free to speak what is true in me-- Sincerity--
Is found beneath the fear I hold. And I’m letting go...
released 10 September 2011
Tina Colón: vocals, piano, ac. guitar
Leon Powell: el. guitar
Ethan Smith, Esteban Garza: percussion
Kevin Su: bass guitar
Written and Performed by Tina Colón
Production by Juliet Buesing, Loose & Bound Records.
Graphic Design: Michelle Ho
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