Alina Orlova – versatile Lithuanian vocalist, lyricist and composer. Multi-instrumentalist, she juggles diverse music genres to convey distinct energy and vulnerability of her music. At the Three Seas Sounds of Words she will play an intimate concert, accompanying herself on piano and concertina.
Since her debut in 2007, Orlova has shaken the Lithuanian music scene, reinventing herself with every album. Online buzz and word-of-mouth recommendations have won her international acclaim opening the doors to European venues. Her fans appreciate the artist’s unconventional approach to pop music. She, on the other hand, makes sure her intimate shows keep her in close contact with the audience. The vulnerability and the poetic atmosphere of her shows have brought comparisons to the likes of LP or Suzanne Vega. She is mentioned alongside such acts as CocoRosie, Cocteau Twins or Anthony and the Johnsons.
The style of her music is often described as alternative folk. She writes and sings in three languages: Lithuanian, English and Russian. Alongside her own songs, she enjoys performing cover versions. The artist charms the audience with her mystic and melancholic music, unique voice and live shows filled with elements of ephemeral cabaret and outstanding music arrangements. Polish fans may be surprised to hear our own Ostatnia Niedziela, included in her repertoire probably due to her father’s Polish roots.
Alina’s career picked up when she received the Lithuanian alternative music prize “A.LT” and her song Nesvarbu was declared debut of the year. In 2008 she released her first album Laukinis šuo dingo. It was followed by Mutabor in 2010. In 2013 her first live record, LRT Opus Live, came out. It was recorded on 10 April that same year at the LRT TV studio. Her next two albums presenting original songs were 88 (2015) and Daybreak (2018). Yet again she provided what her fans love her for, quality compositions and charming, meaningful lyrics.