BREAK THE MOULD
If, like me, you've never heard of Holly Christina, it's time to wake up.
She might well be the most exciting singer-songwriter in hiding in New Zealand. Break The Mould is a thematic album Christina wrote as part of a project to empower students to "break the mould" and discover the real meaning of identity in a world turned inside out.
Google shows she has been quite prolific and travelled extensively both here and abroad.
What really stamps her as a songwriter is her ability to convey a message - the rap-happy Trillion Choices and the sex- versus-love tale that is Toy - that suggest hers has been a life of hard-earned insights.
Break The Mould might be directed at the young but yields ageless wisdom.
- Sunday Star Times