Tina Arena (VIC)

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About Tina Arena (VIC)

So much life has been lived since the iconic Tina Arena last released an album of original songs, 2001’s Just Me. So much has happened, not only to Ms Arena, but in the world around her. There’s so much she’s got to say about it, so much she wants to share, so much to sing about. And finally the moment for it has arrived with the release of Tina Arena’s RESET.

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So much life has been lived since the iconic Tina Arena last released an album of original songs, 2001’s Just Me. So much has happened, not only to Ms Arena, but in the world around her. There’s so much she’s got to say about it, so much she wants to share, so much to sing about. And finally the moment for it has arrived with the release of Tina Arena’s RESET. It almost beggars belief that one of the most successful Australian artists of all time could let 12 years pass – in the prime of her life and career – between original albums. But of course, as we know, Ms Arena has hardly been idle in that time.

There’s been her extraordinary parallel pop career in her adopted home of France, where she’s sold over 4 million records and received that country’s highest cultural honour, a Knighthood of the Order of National Merit – a first for any Australian artist. There’s also been critically acclaimed stints as a music theatre star on the West End in London. And, more recently, her hugely successful Songs Of Love & Loss tribute albums and national symphonic tours. Away from music, in 2005, Tina became a mother to son Gabriel.

Work on RESET began in late-2012, coinciding with Tina starting work on her soon-to-be-released autobiography, Now I Can Dance. She travelled to Sweden where she collaborated with the celebrated songwriting team of Mattias Lindblom and Anders Wollbeck. “Here I am, this mad Aussie-Italian woman sitting in a room with these two Vikings,” laughs Tina. “Big beautiful men that just embraced me.” The relationship led to instant magical results, producing the first single from RESET, the celebratory and glorious “You Set Fire To My Life”. Here, Tina was introduced to a new generation of diverse cutting-edge local pop writers, a couple of them barely out of their teens including Hunter Nixon, Roberto De Sa, Alex Robotham and Hayley Warner. They worked alongside seasoned Australian based songwriters including Lindsay Rimes, Robert Conley, Stuart Crichton, Ilan Kidron and Louis Schoorl to write, with Tina, the bulk of RESET.

Also working on the album, internationally renowned producers Danton Supple (who co-produced Coldplay’s X&Y album), Dann Hume (Evermore, Alpine), Robert Conley (Darren Hayes, Georgi Kay) and Boy Blue (Pink, Backstreet Boys). High among her multitude of accolades and awards here and abroad, Tina Arena was recently voted by her Australian musical peers as the greatest Australian female singer of all time. To think Tina was still only in her twenties when she recorded and released two of the most successful Australian albums of all time, 1994’s Don’t Ask and 1997’s In Deep.

Tina Arena is now a mature woman of the world, a mother, an internationally renowned artist with combined album sales topping 8 million. With RESET, Tina Arena has delivered a beautiful and masterful work and a defining new chapter in an already extraordinary career.

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