Although we had half expected her to swing by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Jason Mraz since she’s already performing with him on his North American “Tour Is A Four Letter Word” World Tour, aherm, it’s okay. We’ll let it slide. Only because Christina Perri is headed straight to our shores for a solo show!
Yes, we’re getting the American singer-songwriter all to ourselves:
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Little did we know, the raw and heartbreaking song, “Jar of Hearts” was wholly inspired by Christina’s early marriage and premature divorce. Yup. It’s real life, people. She wrote the song during a very difficult time, when she moved back to Los Angeles after things didn’t quite work out for her and was working as a waitress.
It was then that her personal fairy godmother must’ve (quite literally) heard her calling.
Before Christina could even blink, the song had a million downloads and was featured in “So You Think You Can Dance”, an episode of “Switched at Birth”, and an episode of “Glee”:
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And the time that it took for all of this to happen? Oh, only about a year or so. In May 2011, after having signed on with Atlantic Records, she released her first debut album called, “lovestrong”.
According to Christina, some of the songs in that album were written from as far back as when she was only 15 years old. So you could say you’re literally listening to music that grew up with her. When asked about the tracklisting, she said, “I believe I picked the best ones – the ones I need to get out into the world. The ones I need to get through. The ones I want to sing to you every night. And the ones i can only hope make you feel something too.”
Despite coming off as an overnight success, Christina obviously worked hard to get to where she is today. As a matter of fact, the 16-year-old Christina Perri taught herself to play the guitar.
Maybe we could learn a thing or two from her when she performs live in Kuala Lumpur in about two months?
Deets are as follows:
Date: 7th June 2012 (Thursday)
Venue: KL Live, Life Centre
Ticketing: Rock Corner outlets, Guitar Store outlets, and online via TicketPro
We’re so ready to love Christina Perri live for “A Thousand Years” and more.