Zenia | Alive and Shine

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Alive and Shine

by Zenia

Positive and insightful lyrics with haunting melodies to inspire us all to aspire and live from our heart.
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alive and Shine
3:40 $0.99
2. Your Wish Is Your Command (feat. Minor2go)
5:14 $0.99
3. The Flight
3:08 $0.99
4. Bumbling Around
4:13 $0.99
5. Mirroring
3:54 $0.99
6. Haunt My Heart (Instrumental)
3:42 $0.99
7. Follow Our Soul
3:46 $0.99
8. Alive and Shine (Instrumental Version)
3:40 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

As our lives can change in an instant, so can we. - Zenia

At a young age Zenia experienced painful situations of betrayal and heartache which caused her to question everything around her. When it came to depression, confusion, lack of confidence, heart-break, and feeling lost, Zenia had experienced them all. She was at the edge of her capacity as a young adult. She found that the one thing that kept her afloat was music. She would write pages and pages of lyrics that reflected the lessons she had learned. Writing lyrics and improvising pieces on the piano connected her to a beautiful place within. All traces of depression would roll off her fingers and dissolve in the melody and as she'd play. She then realized she wanted to share the power and impact music had on her, with the intention to inspire others to aspire, even when things get tough.

As the journey to her heart began, she saw that her painful experiences were only there to pave the road to her ultimate choice; the choice to change. This realization is what brings her inspirational music into our lives.

When she was 10 years old she began taking piano lessons with Akiko using Forrest Kinney's unique method of improvisation for 5 years. These techniques changed her life, making her able to compose the tunes that played inside her. At 12 Zenia self-produced her first single, continuing to compose over 100 full songs by the time she was 18. She then officially began her career as a singer-songwriter and musician at 19 when she composed and produced the songs for her newly released album Alive & Shine.

Zenia’s goal is to create awareness in people who have felt like there are no answers, people who have lost all confidence in themselves. Weight issues, doubt, fear, ridicule… Zenia has been there, and through it all, with guidance from her loving mother, kind father, and piano improvisational education, she found the truth within.

Today Zenia is a vibrant young lady whose magical smile, wit, and gentle, kind temperament brings joy to all with whom she comes into contact. Zenia's creative imagination and humor makes her a fun person to work with. She continues to compose original melodious music with insightful lyrics.


Alive & Shine contains music that has positive and insightful lyrics with haunting hummable melodies to inspire us all to aspire and live from our heart every day. This album is an example of Zenia's raw talent to create from the basics. These original songs were composed, written, performed, produced and sung by her. In the making and completion of this studio-quality album, Zenia had no prior vocal training, no ability to read or write sheet music, and no studio! She decided to take vocal lessons after the album's release to improve herself.

Alive & Shine (the opening song) was inspired by Zenia's parents’ holistic living studio Alive and Shine Center in the Seattle area and the Alive and Shine Radio Show. She composed the instrumentals and wrote the lyrics for the community she grew up with, the community she regards as family.

Lyrics such as:

"It's your choice now, to be you, the true you, there's only a few who do.
The new you, the true you, the you you knew, before you fell through"

from Follow our Soul, intrigue you, the listener, to listen again and again.

Each lyrical composition is from a lesson I've learned. - Zenia


"The music is superb. I love the harmonies, the melodies, the words and her voice is so sweet and inspiring! We need more music like this in the world: uplifting, heart opening and it makes you just feel good. Like what music is supposed to do! Thank you, Zenia! Aurelia, my two year old daughter, and I listened to it all the way home and she and I both love it. We are looking forward to your next CD!" - Angelica R. Co-Owner of Divine Essences (www.divine-essences.com)

"Your CD is absolutely GLORIOUS! The music was so wonderful that I found myself just dancing around while listening. The words were just heart warming and brought lots and lots of beautiful thoughts to my mind, smiles to my face and warmth and love to my heart. You are truly a sparkling star and gift to this world. Thank you for sharing your gift with me and the world."... "Just wanted to let you know that "Alive and Shine" is honestly all I am listening to these days. While I am walking, driving, or sitting outside enjoying this wonderful weather. The music and lyrics are uplifting and beautiful. They remind me to be the real me. The music just makes my heart soar with happiness. You voice is beyond words. You are a gift little one. A gift to this world. A sparklet. Continue to shine, write and sing." - Dell S.

"Her music is a joyful burst of symphonic bliss! Drizzled with raw emotion in a twist of modern phasing. The piano and she are one voice, which shouts in harmony with the chorus of instruments blessing the tracks!" - Darren M. A Fighter, MMA.

"I want to take a moment to mention that Zenia is one of the most positive and inspiring people that I know. Not only that, but she also writes, produces, plays and sings all of her own music at home. Having done the same thing myself in another life (waaaay back in the 80s & 90s), I have a soft spot for artists like Zenia. I was incredibly excited to work on this project with her." ~ Christian Carroll Photographer and album designer for the Alive and Shine Album, (found at www.christiancarrollphoto.com)


Thank you Forrest Kinney and Akiko for making all of this possible. Forrest, you have said you believe that creativity is one of the keys to happiness, I wholeheartedly agree. Without this creativity and imagination your teachings have brought out in me, I don't know where I'd be today. You've made more of an impact on my life than you know.

True positivity is when you are aware of your negative surroundings, accept them, learn from them, and come up with a solution. Never run away, only change yourself and your situations respond to that change.

If it seems like everything is crumbling around you and you're having the worst experience you've ever been in, you will feel like you have no control. Yet, you will always have control over whom you become from the situation. There were many moments when I'd give up, run away from myself, and fall into my ego. But those are the times when one is the choice and opportunity to make immense and important changes that awakened new growth, or fall deeper into suffering. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Wherever you go, there you are. So, with that, I urge you to choose to take responsibility and make a change, live from your heart, so that only beauty flows into your life.

Take the chance to choose, make the choice to change. - Voice by Zenia



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