ELEVEN – astrologers call it a master number, the figure of enlightenment. It’s said to represent artistic sensitivity and divine inspiration; aspirations and perseverance; a desire for knowledge and experimentation. That’s part of the reason the iconic and inspirational Tina Arena has chosen to name her magnificent new album simply ELEVEN.
“Symbolically, it’s a number that’s very present in my life,” explains the celebrated singer/songwriter. “Numerologically, it’s a number I always come in contact with – if I look a clock, it’s always 11:11 or 1:11. I’m also the first of the 11th, my date of birth. So it just made sense for me to call the new album ELEVEN – it’s simple, it’s strong and it has a significance.” I shared with Tina that I also11:11 on most of my digital devices. It’s an amazing phenomenon shared by many of us.
We recently sat down for a catch-up and to celebrate not only the launch of Tina’s amazing eleventh studio album but also the news that on the 26th November she is to be inducted into ARIA’s Hall of Fame. With her career as an international pop figure already including six ARIA Awards I mentioned to Tina that I thought this award was long overdue, and was surprised when she explained that she was approached by ARIA a few years ago, and while flattered, she didn’t feel the timing was quite right. Learn why in this sneak preview clip from our interview which will be available in its entirety on BalanceBDH next week. Congratulations Tina – you’re sensational, savvy and a pure delight to talk to!