Saturday, January 17, 2009

Is It True?

Yes, it is!

And moreover, it's official - a ballad that I wrote a few years ago with Chris Neil and Oskar Paul (Óskar Páll Sveinsson) called "Is It True" is now in the finals for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which, ironically, will be held in Moscow (although the song will be represented by Iceland - that is, if and when it wins the finals!) next May.

"Is It True" performed at the semi-finals by Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir won the 1st round of semi-finals by staggering 44.8% according to the official poll results.

The finals, however, will be televised live on February 14th - so till then, fingers crossed and if by any chance you happen to be in Iceland, you can cast your votes, too!

And for those of you who haven't heard the original demo of "Is It True", feel free to have a listen!

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Thinking of"... Tinatin!!

An amazing blog review from Chuck Taylor, Senior Correspondent for Billboard Magazine:

“Singer/songwriter Tinatin, whom I featured as "A Face To Watch" in Billboard one year ago this week, has released dance single "Thinking Of Someone Else" as a four-track digital download in the U.S., U.K. & Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This outrageously catchy song has already charted in clubs in Europe—not to mention a top 40 finish on my Taylor Top 40 for 2008. Among the collaborators on the track is Chris Neil, who produced many hits for Sheena Easton and Celine Dion. How could it be anything but a smash, eh?”

P.S. Very special thanks to Chuck Taylor for his incredible support!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Thinking of Someone Else" - available NOW

And finally - "Thinking of Someone Else" 4-track EP is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster and other major international digital outlets throughout the US, UK & Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

International radio promotion will be launched shortly, but in the meantime, here's quite an amusing forum created re: "Thinking of Someone Else" in the UK...

A few more of these have been active in Russia, Poland, etc. as of lately...

Not to mention new remixes and reworks of the Riffs & Rays and Dr. Octavo versions of the track... Loads more are available on youtube and a particularly ear-catching rework is DJ Simon Cox "Puerta Del Sol Vs ToSE", so do check it out!

Can't wait to hear what you all think of the extended club remixes of "Thinking of Someone Else" available for download on iTunes as bonus tracks to the radio mixes - feel free to comment and share your views, personal favorites, etc. on the iTunes page for "Thinking of Someone Else" (just type in Tinatin and/or the title of the song - et voila!)

Here's to a prosperous AND productive 2009, and as always, so grateful to you all for your immense support - this is only the stay tuned ... TONS more on the way!!! :-)

Tinatin – “Thinking of Someone Else”


1. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Riffs & Rays Radio Edit)

2. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Dr. Octavo Charmix Radio Edit)

3. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Riffs & Rays Extended Club Mix)

4. “Thinking of Someone Else” (Dr. Octavo Charmix Extended Club Mix)

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