Although pop songstress SARA ALINA is only 17-years-old, her vocal ability and songwriting sensibilities exhibit maturity beyond her years. The Austrian-born teen is ready to introduce herself to the world with the Tuesday, January 21 release of her new track “Better Days” featuring acclaimed Atlanta rapper Rocko, who heard the song and despite his busy schedule was inspired to work with the emerging young artist.
“It is a song about the ups and downs that life throws at us unexpectedly,” SARA shares. “Sometimes when I am having a bad day or things just do not go the way that I planned, it is easy for me to get caught up in the negativity of the moment. This song is about forgetting the bad times, and looking toward to the future for better days to come. It is also about never giving up on your dreams, or anything that is important to you.”
The official music video for “Better Days” featuring Rocko can be seen now at http://youtu.be/ZCrW676asx4.
Born in Vienna, Austria, SARA was first introduced to music through her father, a musical playwright. From a young age, she was enamored with the classics that were the ever-present soundtrack of her native land. Being immersed in the culture and beauty of Vienna fostered a deep love of the arts. She recorded her first song at the tender age of six. At the time, Pink's “Get The Party Started” was purely for fun, but as SARA grew, music became more of a driving force in her life. At seven, she began playing the piano, an instrument that would later become the vehicle for creating her music.
After moving with her family to Florida when she was 12, SARA discovered writing music as a way to channel her emotions of transitioning from Austria to the U.S. “Everything was BIGGER. The stores, the food, the malls. Austria is old and beautiful. We have little shops and villages there. And I miss the seasons. I miss the cold. Austria is very much like what you see in ‘The Sound of Music.'” SARA acclimated quickly and began focusing her attention to pursuing music full time. At 15, she attended Boston's Berklee College of Music.
2013 was a year of growth for SARA as an artist. She began recording her debut album, which is set for release later this year, and released a pair of singles. In September 2013, she released her first single “No Love.” The music video has been seen over 58,000 times on YouTube; check it out here: http://youtu.be/5-nXQEX6h0Y. In October 2013, she followed up with “Fly,” which has garnered over 264,000 views: http://youtu.be/5QMut9JNFBw.
Learn more about SARA ALINA here: http://youtu.be/tzCZhUC5mXw.