Her debut solo album ''Alchemy''
finds Laivera approaching heartbreak
as a wake up call for re-examining ones self worth, learning to set personal boundaries, forgiveness and discovering self love through acceptance of the past.
''It's like I needed to tell my story before
I let go so that others who have been abused or betrayed by someone they cared about know that they are not alone and actually healing is more than possible... Breakups are undeniably such transformational experiences and you are anyways never going to be the same again so it's up to you to decide who you are becoming after all this.''
Emerging from Mediterranean shores, multi-faceted vocalist and awarded songwriter
Elina Laivera has come to deliver a brand new musical sensation.
As her fans put it...
''...the phaenomenal siren showcases vocal strength & versatility
that matches that of powerhouse singers such as Beyonce and Jessie J,
as well as possesses a tone so ethereal and yet rich and soothing
that reminds that of a Leona Lewis in her prime''.
Yet she remains ''unmistakably Elina''
with that unique soul that sets her apart
& an extremely flexible range of nearly 4 octaves.
Laivera has been working professionally as a singer/songwriter for the past 15 years.
She started studying on music since the age of 7 learning to play the piano,
classical orchestra flute, saz and sharpening her knowledge on
European and Byzantine Music Theory, Solfege, Kinesiology and Stage Performance.
For 11 years she was a protathlete in rythmic gymnastics.
Aged 14 she toured for the first time and since then she took the one challenge after the other; touring with various professional voice ensembles usually as the youngest member, singing lead roles in musicals such as Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar)
and Christine (The Phantom of the Opera), gracing some of the biggest stages
in her homeland Greece and abroad, recording several albums with bands and projects. Teenage life was anything but boring for Elina.
She has studied classical and modern singing (National Conservatory / State Conservatory / Orfeion Conservatory, Athens, Greece), World Music (James Cook University, Australia) and since 2017 is a Certified Specialist on Vocal Styles (Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA).
Elina has studied with some of the best mentors including Jeff Ramsey (Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion), Adriana Balic (Pink), Nikos Spanatis, Cari Cole, Jan Shapiro and others.
She is also a Certified Meditation Teacher holding a fully accredited Certification as a Meditation Teacher by CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association) in the UK.
Laivera was already having a highly praised career in the female-fronted-metal genre for nearly 10 years, counting 12 releases worldwide, 3 signed band projects & numerous tours across Europe when she decided to swap the hard sound for more pop ventures.
In May 2018 she debuted her new music with the vastly orchestral power ballad ''ONE''
introducing herself this time also as co-producer next to German multi-instrumentalist & producer Jovan Ducret with whom she also collaborated on her next single,
''HAUNTED'' and eventually on her debut solo album ''Alchemy''.
Elina's debut solo album ''ALCHEMY'' is out now.