London-based songstress and neurologist Lina Maxine today releases her debut EP, MIND GAMES. Not to do things by halves, Lina is partnering with Other World, a leading Virtual Reality Experience venue in London, to launch MIND GAMES EP into the metaverse tonight. Collaborating with Lina, they have built a bespoke VR world that incorporates music from the MIND GAMES EP to be discovered within the virtual space, giving fans the exciting opportunity to experience up to 6 immersive worlds. Shewill also perform a stripped-back set with her band.
The MIND GAMES EP is also available in Spatial Audio, mixed and mastered with Dolby Atmos at Metropolis Studios – a new state of the art method of creating immersive audio experiences, available on Apple Music and Tidal.
Spanning six tracks exploring themes such as self-worth, romance and revenge, the EP includes previously released singles RUBIX,SHALL WE?and MANGO. The process of writing and recording MIND GAMES was a sort of cognitive intervention for Lina, as the world was falling apart. Shehopes she can facilitate the important conversation about how music can be a tool for healing, and uniting people. Listen here.
Lina says of the release, “My EP MIND GAMES is a collection of true stories from my life made into symbolic musical anecdotes. I hope that people listening can relate to some of the situations, feelings, or metaphors in my music. I have grown so much as an artist and as an individual from putting down lyric ideas to understanding the nitty-gritty of production and mix engineering. As I continue to nurture my own unique and recognisable sound, I will always refer back to this EP as my first sincere and unapologetic experiment.”
Lina made her long-awaited live debut in New York City last year, at The Cutting Room. The rising star then played a sold out show at London’s iconic The Bedford in Balham, just days after.
Growing up, Lina participated in a number of singing showcases and national competitions and went on to become a lead singer in a jazz band at the renown Ivy League school, Brown University in the US, where she pursued a degree in neuroscience. Showing no signs of slowing down, Lina went on to earn herself a Master’s degree in neurobiology at the prestigious Oxford University. She did this whilst honing her craft; writing, producing, mixing and playing bass.