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Christina Castle – Photo Credit: Branden Bloom
Australian singer-songwriter Christina Castle releases her new EP, titled Chapter 1, today, the first in a trilogy of EPs of captivating and soulful songs that showcase her personal journey of self-discovery.
Although only in her early twenties, Christina (who was born Christina Parie and raised in Castle Hill) has spent nearly a decade in the spotlight. She started out on Australian national TV at age 14, was subsequently signed to Warner, and began her music career. When the label let her go, she rallied by donning a wig to play incognito to unsuspecting crowds in Sydney’s bar scene. It’s in this environment that she found her true self – and she’s now letting that shine on Chapter 1.
The EP is a collection of three powerful songs (“Penny Lane,” “American Hustle,” and “Hey Dad”) that not only marks the arrival of an impressive, exhilarating singer and songwriter, but also mines Christina’s own incredible story to offer an honest, intimate portrait of herself.
Christina Castle will also tour the U.S. and Europe before releasing her full-length, The Story of Christina Castle.
The Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of the lively “American Hustle” off of Chapter 1, and also happy to add the other two tracks off the EP below.
The Lana Del Rey-esque “American Hustle” is a bold, yet reflective pop song riding free with Christina’s strong vocals taking on a hip-hop flow on the verses and an anthemic and bittersweet intensity on the dreamy and uplifting chorus sections.
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