London based Tearborn unleash new single ‘Beauty in Me’

Tearborn are a duo based in London that consists of Monika Mikalauskaite on Lead vocals and Kelly Hauge on production. The duo are an Independent band with British, Norwegian and Lithuanian roots. Tearborn met in Buspace Studios, Ladbroke Grove while Monika was studying music. In her own words “I was sitting in on a recording session when Kelly was working on a new song and needed female vocals. He randomly asked me “can you sing” ? and that was the beginning of it”.  Tearborn successfully released their first cover ‘What is Love’ as a taster, which led to their first original single ‘Beauty in Me’. Kelly was inspired by the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Mother’s Finest and the ‘urban’ hip hop movement. Monika’s biggest influence was Linkin Park as it pulled her towards a music career, but song writing was always in her heart as she wrote her first songs when she was just seven years old. The New Single ‘Beauty in Me’ was recorded and produced at Buspace Studios, The Recording Workshop and is out now. Tearborn Online:

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