Stina – A Little Bit Longer

Stina – A Little Bit Longer

 Stina – A Little Bit Longer

Stina – A Little Bit Longer

ARTIST NAME: Stina

 

SONG TITLE: A Little Bit Longer

 

RELEASE DATE: 24/06-2021

 

GENRE: Country

 

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Growing up outside a small town in the south of Sweden STINA found the love for music at an early age. At six she started taking singing lessons, at twelve she got her first guitar and she has since then been writing her own songs.
At nineteen she decided to leave the safety of the deep Nordic forest for the London city-life to fully commit to music. Just over three years later she’s released her debut single ‘Gonna Leave.’ The single had a great response and was picked up and reviewed by the music blog Born Music as well as selected to be on their top ten. She also had offers from radio plugger on Skinny Music to get the song on to BBC Radio.
June 2018, STINA graduated from the music university BIMM London after completing her degree in creative musicianship – vocals. After her studies, STINA went on a backpacking trip through America and this is where her love for country music grew stronger. She then decided that moving forward she would leave the more EDM-dance-inspired feel with hooks from pop to the warmth of Country music.
Besides working on her solo project STINA has written toplines for DJs such as Swedish DJ and producer Tannergaard. She’s currently working with Tim Prottey-Jones, host at Chris country radio and formerly signed to Decca/Universal. She’s now in the process of releasing the new material that she has been working with over the last year.

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Verse1
I can feel the colder wind rolling in
The change of the season
Ending what has been
Makes me wish that we for just one more go around
Would be back in that sun
Ordering one more round

 

Pre – Chorus
And I’d buy a ticket to Ibiza take the train down to Spain
Have some bubbles in Miami or rosé in LA
Dancing with no shoes on in the city of Rome
That’s where I wanna go

 

Chorus
Yeah, I wanna live like the future is on hold
We do what we wanna in a story that won’t get told
I wanna stay here where I feel us getting stronger
Hold on a little longer
Uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer

 

Verse2
Yeah, would you wanna go
Down the streets of Monaco
Meet someone you didn’t know
Just to see how things go
Shortcut to the beach
Walking you and me
Hand on my heart
That’s all I need

 

Pre – Chorus
So let’s buy that ticket to Ibiza
Take the train down to Spain
Have some bubbles in Miami or rosé in LA
Dancing with no shoes on in the city of Rome
That’s where I wanna go

 

Chorus
Yes, I wanna live like the future is on hold
We do what we wanna in a story that won’t get told
I wanna stay here where I feel us getting stronger
Hold on a little longer
Uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer uh uh uhh

 

 

Bridge

 

I promise there’s no 9 to 5,
No rents to pay and I swear each day
Just won’t look the same
When we are surrounded by the finer things in life
You and I
Happy wasting time

 

So let’s buy that ticket to Ibiza….
And take the train down to Spain…
Let’s have some bubbles in Miami or rosé in LA

 

Chorus
Yeah, I wanna live like the future is on hold
We do what we wanna in a story that won’t get told
I wanna stay here where I feel us getting stronger
Hold on a little longer
Uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer uh uh uhh just a little bit
Little bit longer uh uh uhh

 

 

Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.
The response has been so lovely for this song! Strangers from Australia to London to Sweden have contacted me and they are all saying how they love my song. This song is very honest to me and I feel as though this makes people feel like they can relate.

 

Tell us the factors you consider when writing a song.
I wanted to write a positive song that would encourage people to stay true to who they are even though, society wants them to grow up, especially like last year. I wanted these messages to come across without disrespecting people wanting to settle down.

 

Discuss the production of the song.
I wrote and arranged this song and then I reached out to the producer and radio host Tim Prottey-Jones for help with the production. After countless emails and zoom meetings, we together came to a result we both were happy with. I wanted the track to have that slightly rougher feeling to carry the more melodic and smoother topline, we agreed that the slightly distorted electric guitar and the heaver drumbeat created a great balance. To stay in that contemporary country feel we wanted the vocals to be in front, to make sure that the storyline of the song would come across.

 

Tell us your best mood to create a song.
My best songwriting mood is definitely past 10 PM when I have time to sit on my own and go through my thoughts and feelings. This is normally when I get a songwriting idea, sometimes as a phrase sometimes just an idea of what I would like to write the sound about, sometimes a hook line. Like many other songwriters, most of my songs tend to have a more serious, sad feel but almost always with a hopeful undertone.

 

Tell us the names of artists or musicians you have worked with, in the past.
During my time at BIMM London, I got to play with some fantastic musicians, in my band at the time were Amélie Gerbet, Linus Håkansson, and Romain Grudé. I have also worked with DJ and producer Tannergaard. And now most recently with Tim Prottey-Jones, formerly a member of The Wandering Hearts, signed to Deca records.

 

Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.
I have been performing since I was six years old so I do unfortunately not remember the first time being on stage, however the first time I performed my own music was at a local talent show in my hometown in Sweden. I had been very back and forth about entering this competition but I am so happy that I did. Leaving the stage I heard the jury say ”Stina Elgtberg, remember where you heard her first…” A comment that I have carried with me ever since…

 

Tell us how you approach songwriting.
I more or less always start with the top line, when listening to other artists’ music this is also what I am listening for. After having an idea of what I wish to write about I usually sit down with my guitar and start playing around with melodies and chords. I always try to create a storyline that is close to my own experience.

 

Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.
I love mixing genres; this is how we historically have created new genres. Not being able to experiment with this would be a very big restriction for creativity. This is a very current discussion in the country music scene where there are some people that feel that for a song to be country music it needs to sound a specific way with not too many electronic influences.

 

Elaborate on what compels you to go into music.
It is simply my love for the art. I love writing, love singing, love performing and I feel that I need to express myself. I currently have an office job working 9-5 and though some people love having very similar weeks where they know what to expect, my entire being is longing for being out on the road or spending every night in the studio just creating. I don’t remember deciding I wanted to do music; it has always been a part of who I am.

 

Discuss how you record your vocals.
The vocal that I recorded for this track was done in my house in London. Guitarist Linus and I created a vocal booth by opening up my wardrobe door, coving all empty spaces with pillows, and put duvets over the opening creating a ceiling. Especially after having lived through lockdown, I’ve learned how to be creative with what I have at home. I normally take 4-5 takes from start to finish before going in and taking multiple takes…

 

Tell us the software you use mostly for recording.
I tend to use Logic when recording.

 

Elaborate on the song.
This is a song that I wrote at the end of last summer after having had the most beautiful time with family and friends in Sweden. I feel that when the options of traveling anywhere in the world went away I learned how to appreciate what was right in front of me. I got a chance to just live in the moment, not worrying about how much I needed to accomplice before turning 30 and it was no question that I wanted it to last ”A Little Bit Longer”. As basic as it sounds, this song is about being so happy right now that you wish to stay in the moment. Time passing too fast can easily become a somewhat heavy subject and I, therefore, wanted to combine this message with a more upbeat uplifting track.

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
Since my name is quite rare when leaving Scandinavia it felt fun to keep it as my artist’s name as well. I want my artistry to be very honest to me and what can be so honest than putting my own name on the music that I release? This song was first called Ibiza but after having completed the bridge of the song I felt like it needed a new name. A Little Bit Longer is the hook of the song and I feel like that line sums up what the song is all about.

 

Share your press release and review with us.
Press:
Returning to the music scene with brand new music is contemporary country artist STINA. This time with her new single ‘A Little Bit Longer’ produced by Tim Prottey-Jones…
The song ‘A Little Bit Longer’ takes you to those last summer nights that you wish won’t ever end. But on a deeper level, this song is also watching people around you getting married and buying houses, and all you want to do is buy a ticket and go anywhere but home.
STINA wrote this song last summer when she was about to move back to London from having a great time in Sweden, watching live music, going to a beach party, and midnight swimming in the ocean. A Little bit Longer captures that bittersweet end-of-summer feeling along with a message of doing what you want to, despite your surroundings.
STINA is a Swedish artist that moved to London six years ago to attend music university BIMM London. Fast forward four years and you could find her dancing at every Honky-tonk in Nashville. Returning back to London, her music direction was clearer than ever before.
Combining the storytelling elements from country music and electronic influences, STINA’s music brings a modern take to a classic genre. Artists such as Maren Morries, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sam Hunt inspire her.

 

 

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