New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Malea Music)
Malea, as she's known to fans of her pop-rock sound, had no idea when she arrived in Los Angeles that she'd wind up writing songs and performing them professionally — much less touring and opening for artists from Liz Phair
to Kenny Wayne Shepherd
to Train, or working with high-profile producers such as Prism 's Mark Needham (the Killers). In fact, she had no clue until she was in high school that she even had the talent to become a singer.
"I was not raised in a musical house," she explains simply. "I had a high-school music teacher who really believed in me, who encouraged me to pursue a career as a singer."
That voice, it should be noted, reminded an OC Register critic of "some of the best female singers of the '70s, '80s" - a list that includes Rosanne Cash
, Sheryl Crow
and Paula Cole
. It should also be noted that Malea's voice has been heard on Broadway, MTV and radio stations and stages throughout the country.
While on tours with Kenny Loggins
, John Waite
, or Rusted Root, Malea
has always been able to support a passion of hers — animal rescue — by donating tickets and instruments, and making videos to help raise money and awareness. Malea
is an active animal rights activist and she has worked at the Amanda
Foundation in Los Angeles, CA for four years where she adopted two dogs. During her 2012 Save a Life, Adopt a Pet tour, she rescued her dog, TC, while she also worked to spread awareness about animal welfare issues.
The official video for "Running in the Desert," the new single from the forthcoming album, Prism,
explores the journey of a wild horse in search of freedom, trying to reach a safe haven by escaping dangerous elements from an apocalyptic disaster. The video was created by two former Pixar animators who recently worked on the hit animated feature "Epic."
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Prism on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prism/id692802099