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SOULFUL SINGER,SONGWRITER, AND VICTIM OF 2018 WOOLSEY FIRE & BORDERLINE MASS SHOOTING, DESTINY MALIBU RELEASES EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SINGLE ON NOVEMBER 7TH, 2019 TO COMMEMORATE THE DEVASTATING 2018 TWIN TRAGEDIES IN LOS ANGELES; PAYING RESPECT TO THE MANY LIVES LOST AND HONORING THE COMMUNITIES THAT CAME TOGETHER IN SUPPORT
Destiny’s latest single, “Tribute Anthem: Woolsey Fire - Borderline,” is a deeply felt, and deeply personal song for this young artist. It commemorates the twin tragedies occurring one day apart in Los Angeles on November 7th and 8th of 2018: the Borderline Bar mass shooting in which 12 people were murdered, and the devastating Woolsey fire that took 3 lives and destroyed over a thousand structures.
It is a time that Destiny wants us to remember. It is also a time her family cannot forget. Destiny’s sister was present at the Borderline bar when the shooting occurred, thankfully emerging unharmed physically but dealing with the emotional aftermath of the horror and the carnage she witnessed. The next day, the family house in Malibu was burned to the ground.
While this uplifting single is the byproduct of independent singer/songwriter Destiny Malibu’s attempt to capture the emotions stemming from the devastating tragedies, this song also carries the distinctively soulful R&B vocal delivery that fans have come to expect, paired with modern pop production consistent with the rest of her forthcoming album, ‘Lo Siento,’ to be released in 2020. Contributors on this single include the heartfelt songwriting and emotionally charged vocals of Destiny Malibu supported by producer, Tripp Weir, Tennessee, mixing engineer, Stanley ‘Blu’ Springer III of Blu Productions, Los Angeles, and mastering engineer, Dave Kutch, Mastering Palace, New York.
Instantly recognizable as a Top 40 pop song with its catchy melody and hook, Destiny Malibu and the recording team kept focus on capturing the emotions that were prominent in the songwriting style and vocal delivery. “We worked backwards on this production and started with nailing the vocals first before any other elements were added. Based on the sentimental nature of this track, that was a choice we made up front to use Destiny’s dynamic vocal range to encapsulate the emotions key to this tribute anthem,’ said Weir. Adding electronic and country elements along with real instrumentation added more textures to the track. Everything else fell into place. This dynamic songwriting offers the emotional roller coaster that mirrors that of a survivor’s journey relatable in the face of any tragedy. Beyond the creative process, Destiny looks to offer a sense of hope to listeners, regardless of what they’re experiencing in life. “I want this song to be emotionally provoking. I feel that music can be a form of therapy, in a sense; allowing us to come out of our shell and sit with our emotions. I want people to feel inspired and have a sense of hope despite what they are experiencing in their lives.”
Her lyric, written soon after the tragedy, says, “WE will rise.” It is both a plea and a promise. But one thing is certain: it’s coming from the heart.
Destiny Malibu ‘Tribute Anthem: Woolsey Fire - Borderline’ is out Thursday, 11/7/19.
Destiny Malibu will be performing the Opening Ceremony at Malibu City Hall on November 11th, 2019 along with other commemorative events. She also kicks off a new touring schedule starting 2020, visiting approximately 600,000 teenage students across the United States with over 100 performances.
Destiny Malibu ‘Tribute Anthem: Woolsey Fire - Borderline’ Music Video Premieres November 7, 2019
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