Born in Cameroon, West Africa and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, 22-year-old singer/songwriter Lorine Chia has a distinctive voice that could have been plucked straight from a past era. Her deep, velveteen vocals are reminiscent of soul singers like Nina Simone and the late Amy Winehouse.
Spending her early years in West Africa informed Lorine with a strong sense of self sufficiency and determination that would prove integral in her future. While she’s aware of the rivers she’s had to cross and the struggles she’s overcome, Lorine has gained clarity about her purpose and inherent value. Now more than ever, she understands that they’re responsible for the radiant star she’s bound to evolve into.
Inspired by the tireless grind of being an emerging artist Lorine makes her debut with the heartfelt personal song “Feeling Like I’ve Been Wrong.”
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