Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm & blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop, Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.
A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs in earnest during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song. On Song For Her, from her forthcoming album, Karinas classically-trained voice unveils the nuances of her lyrics and adds layers of meaning and emotion that are more commonly found in operatic vocal performances.
With this record, Karina explains, I want to incorporate the sounds of the artists that have influenced me and, while paying tribute to them, carve out my own space and create an album with a neo-soul pulse that pushes the boundaries of the genre. You can clearly hear this approach within the framework of a song like Gone, where multi-layered vocal harmonies and candid lyrics soar above an old-school groove, engaging the listener from the moment Karina opens the first verse.
With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.