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Rising Star Gina Royale

Rising Star Gina Royale

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat with Gina Royale, one of the Garden State’s rising stars on the music scene, to discuss her music.

Royale started her first EP, Heir, when she was a senior in high school, and released it June 2015. Then, she went to William Paterson and began work on her second EP titled Brain Waves, which was released June of this year.

Royale describes her music as pop contemporary. She recalls a moment after a performance when someone said to her, “You sound like an edgier Taylor Swift.”

The singer writes all of her own music, from the melody, lyrics, and composition. She writes about things going on in her own life, as well as prominent social issues like eating disorders, racism, and sexual abuse.

Battle Cry,” an anthemic song about a falling out with a friend, stands out on the new EP as an empowering reminder to stay strong and to surround yourself with positivity.

Be sure to follow #HipNJ on social media for details on how to enter our giveaway to win Gina’s latest EP, Brain Waves!

We asked Gina to sing us out, and she happily obliged. Be sure to watch the video above to hear her powerful “Battle Cry.”

To learn more about Gina Royale, visit her website, and head over to iTunes to purchase her music.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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