[fbshare type=”button”] [tweetmeme] JamSphere’s choice SONG OF THE WEEK for the week of 21 – 27 November 2011 is: THERINA – WAKING UP. What if you spent your entire life searching for your soul mate only to discover once you’ve found them that the world was about to end? That is the concept behind Therina Bella’s latest release, “Let’s Hold Hands And Watch The World End”.
“Let’s Hold Hands And Watch The World End” is an alternative rock album of epic proportions featuring wailing fuzzed out guitars, soaring string sections, grand pianos, and Therina’s emotionally charged powerhouse vocals. She is backed by her progressive rhythm section, The Terrible Girls, who are ironically three boys, Ted Maniatakos on bass, Daniel Bradley on drums and Johnathan Burk on synthesizers.
“I don’t really think like a songwriter.” Therina admits, “I think more like a novelist. The songs on the album tell the story of a young woman who finally meets her soul mate and then has to deal with the world ending knowing they can never really be together. It’s the ultimate star crossed scenario.”
Therina’s vocal delivery on the album carries with it intense longing, sadness, regret and sometimes even rage. You can feel every emotion she is evoking with every incredible note that she sings. She also composed, arranged and performed many of the instruments on the album including all the guitars.
Therina’s music has been featured on Xbox video game soundtracks, on MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules and has also been heard on NYC’s mainstream rock station, 101.9rxp and on XM radio’s indie show, The Radar Report. Her first cd entitled, Honey Wagon was produced by famed Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
At the end of December 2011 our staff will choose the JAMSPHERE “SONG OF THE YEAR” from the 3 songs with the highest number of “Thumbs Up” voting from our readers.
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