The Child of the Sun EP by Christina LaRocca is now available Worldwide on Spotify!
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The Child of the Sun EP by Christina LaRocca is now available Worldwide on Spotify! So excited to finally share with the world what we have been up to in the studio!! Robb Torres who produced these tracks and kills it on the guitars needs to be recognized as well as he truly help bring about the vibe I was looking for – Americana, Soul, and Rock for a new generation of city hippies who crave an adventure. I have now been making records since 2008, which is crazy to think about, and each album has been different. I kinda feel like Madonna. Hahah….This one truly – since I haven’t commercially released anything since 2011 and a lot has changed since then….I am proud of this EP – only two little songs in a big sea of noise but they mean a lot to me. I hope they will become two of your favorite songs.
PLAY MY GUITAR IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT
3,000 MILES FROM HOME
ON THIS CALIFORNIA COAST
IS WHERE I LET MY SPIRIT ROAM
LIGHT UP A SMOKE
SWIG A FLASK OF JACK
I WRITE THIS WORDS IN A PAPERBACK
IF I CAN GET IT ALL DOWN BEFORE DAYLIGHT
I’LL GET SOME SLEEP TONIGHT
(lyrics from “Child of the Sun”)
…and that was exactly what I was doing…lol
Aside from road tripping in Child of the Sun, the second tune, “I Am Only Human” has a bit more of a serious gospel-esk tone.
“I Am Only Human” is a statement piece and I want the world to hear what I am saying. Everyone has been so divided. We look at a screen and forget there are human beings on the other side. We watch movies and TV where people are gunned down and the person doing it doesn’t even bat an eye. We are loosing our connection with each other. We are forgetting that no matter where we are from, we are all one in the same who have basic needs and a desire to be loved, feel safe, and live a happy and healthy life.
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BORN FROM THE EARTH
WE CAME FROM THE DIRT
THIS IS ONE LIFE
BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS
TRY AND UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER
I’M ONLY ONE PERSON
BUT TOGETHER WE HAVE A VOICE
CHOOSE LOVE OVER HATE
USE LESS, DON’T WASTE
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
TRY HARD TO STAY STRONG
ALWAYS CHOOSE RIGHT OVER WRONG
I AM GOING TO TRY
WE SHOULD ALL TRY
(lyrics on “I Am Only Human”)
I’m not trying to be preachy but I don’t think I am saying anything political or out of line. This is not about who you voted for. If you can’t understand what I am trying to say or you don’t agree I think it is time to look in the mirror and check where your values and your soul is currently.
With that being said….If you are driving down the coast, or the grocery store…reach for that knob, face the sun and turn it up.
Child of the Sun EP – The worldwide digital release contains the first 2 songs I have recorded since moving to Los Angeles – “Child of the Sun” and “I Am Only Human”
Both of these tunes mean so much to me. There are only two on this EP – but they are powerful.
I wrote “Child of the Sun” while sitting in an apartment with zero furniture in Long Beach years ago before moving out to the west coast. It definitely was a defying moment in my life. In my reflection with no distractions I realized we are all on a journey of sorts. Follow the beat of the drum. Follow your heart.
The vocals to “I Am Only Human” were recorded on January 21, 2017, the day of the Women’s March in DC. The timing could not have been more perfect honestly. I started writing this song after listening to Hillary Clinton’s victory speech which I was very moved by. This song has nothing to do with politics and I don’t care who you voted for. “I Am Only Human” is about taking care of one another, being compassionate and understanding in a world where that makes it difficult to decipher the truth, and wants to divide us. This is my way of demonstrating.
Thank you Robb Torres for the amazing production, guidance, and incredible artistry thru the process as well as Tobias Gosfield for killin it on keys, Fernando Sanchez layin’ down the beats, Tania Solomon for the vocal coaching and moral support as well as anyone else who had a hand in bringing these songs to life…. I especially want to thank all the new friends I’ve made on the road these past few months and for those of you who have always and continue to support, I love you. Stay tuned for the official music video shot in Joshua Tree by one of the most incredible directors in LA – Jacob Voelzke – and join us on Weds Nov 8 The Satellite to hear these songs and more new tunes with the band – Gene Micofsky (guitar), Brett Schmitt (bass) and Alex Stickels (drums).
I will be announcing a winter tour of the North East next week so stay tuned but in the meantime –
As you listen, you will note that each of the 23 artists who has contributed shines in their own unique way – the songs span from folk to shoegaze, from pop to punk, neo soul to roots Americana.
Please consider sharing the album via Bandcamp as ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to Safe Horizon benefitting victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Bandcamp download also includes song credits, information about each artist and where to find them.
The album features music by:
Sylvana Joyce & The Moment
RoseAnn Fino And The Lovely Misfits
Andrea Wittgens Music Page
Lisa Brigantino Music
The Shook Ones
More about The City & The Heart
TC&TH was born in the winter of 2012 with the intention of cultivating a supportive community for independent women in music in New York and evolved into a philanthropic organization. More here.
Here is it–Recorded at Flux Studios by New Swag City — the first of four videos “Whiskey Dreams”
We recorded/taped a 4 song EP- completely LIVE- with NO over dubs, NO voice pitch correction…just raw music brought to you from the dungeonous area known as my heart. If you haven’t been to a show in a while, the music has changed quiet a bit as you will hear…I hope you love it.
Just played a great weekend of show’s in Philly @ Dobb’s + NYC @ Rockwood Stage 1. If the snow scared you this weekend here are some clips from my instragmizzle www.instagram.com/christinalaroccamusic
For my out of towner friends–check the schedule for shows at Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles) 3/2, Darwin’s Pub (Austin) 3/12 + Drfiter’s (Nashville) in March 3/17!!
OMG…leaving tonight. So very excited!! I will be on touring with Satchel Jones and Harold Allen for the next 10 days! Check in with my tumblr or follow on twitter to keep up with us or just click on BLOG in the menu above!
3/10 8pm Listening Room, Nashville, TN
3/11 4pm Private Event. Nashville, TN
3/12 5-9pm Absinthe Lounge, Dallas, TX
3/13 7pm SXSW Showcase with Mike Rocket Trinity Hall (singing backup), Austin, TX
3/15 2:30-7pm Carousel Lounge, L Rock Entertainment Showcase, Austin, TX
3/16 2pm Hyde Park Grill, Kick Push Showcase, Austin, TX
3/17 5-8pm Acoustic Coffeehouse, Johnson City, TN
3/18 4pm Private Event, Cape Charles, VA
3/20 8pm Songwriter’s Collective/Songtrust Showcase, Bitter End, NYC
Also just got asked to sing the National Anthem for the NY Red Bulls at Red Bull Stadium in NJ! Sunday July 15th :)