A trove of talents, singer-songwriter True Istina started singing from the age of 2 years old, sharing her musical talents with listeners at the Cherry Festival multiple times, and learning how to harmonize at the age of 5 through her mother’s classes. A phenomenal prodigy, True Istina began penning down singles as a form of cathartic outlet for her own self, releasing her many tumultuous emotions through pen and paper.
Armed with her life-long mantra that everyone's’ thoughts, feelings, and sentiments make sense, are valid and are unique, True Istina hopes to inspire listeners through her own musical magic. Using her dynamic style, the eclectic artist is sending ripples in Acoustic and Alternative realms, shedding light on the “Truth” that everyone’s feelings are meaningful- a central theme reflected in her original song writing.
True Istina’s diverse discography includes her new album, “True Istina”, which narrates the stories, experiences, and tales that matter, imbued with a soulful optimism and a desire of healing and lighting the way ahead. Urging listeners to embrace their inner beauty, confidence, and strength, the artist enjoins audiences to be kind to themselves and to those around them, weaving connections through each new single. Through singles such as “For Fun”, “Nu Life”, “Walkin the Line”, and “Fantasy”, the inspiring singer-songwriter showcases her independent musical prowess, authentic song writing, and a heartfelt drive to cultivate kindness.
The captivating artist has also won hearts with her performances, including those at the 2018 Chinese Fair, 2019 House of Blues and Hard Rock and a showcase in 2021.
Moving forward, True Istina aims to release her singles and albums on all platforms, and start performing, making a positive impact on people with her music and making a difference. She also plans to become successful and hopes to travel and preform all around the world learning new languages, cultures, and customs- especially headlining in Croatia.
As a prolific songwriter, True Istina hopes to help the people who are struggling, imparting the crucial message that they are not alone, and helping even one person to feel that they are strong and powerful. She also intends to start a non-profit organization, or a part of a charity group and give back to the community.
“I started writing music as an outlet for myself. I had been in counseling for bullying but at some point it was no longer helping me, it was a mental block. So I wrote songs to help me understand what I was feeling and to find a way to release pain, or discomfort, or anxiety, or even feelings of being betrayed. I never thought that in a million years that I would be releasing my own songs and to be honest I was never going to. I had only let my mom hear my songs and she had sent it to my manager, and that is how it started. But I never had thought or had wanted to be a songwriter a singer yes but songwriting I didn’t even know if my songs were any good. I just remember that one day I looked back at some of my songs in my song book and just looking at them made me realize that I wanted to release my songs not for money, not for fame but just for the mere chance that it could help someone understand that they are not alone, though it may feel like it, that their feelings are valid and they are allowed to have them without having to apologize for them, and to even be able to understand what they are going through. This Truth is where the artist name True Istina comes from. “ “When I write music I speak my truth I only write what’s real. My feelings are real and that is way some of my songs are very deep. On my new album “True Istina” there are two sides to the music I have the more story telling side that represents experiences and the positive side filled with hope and healing even for myself.”My only goal with releasing this music is that it makes you feel something, understood, not alone, or to find an understanding of your own feelings. I hope the music helps you feel more confident, more kind to yourself and, strong just strong how ever you take that, because strength is the only thing that can you get through anything. With that being said I hope that you connect to my music and it helps you in any way you need it. Always speak your truth True Istina”” - True Istina