Paper Boat is LaQualia's debut album. A collaboration between Tina Grace, Tom Colvin and some of London’s finest musical talent. Tina Grace is primarily known for her work with Nitin Sawhney with whom she wrote ‘Letting Go’. The song was featured on the Mercury Prize nominated album, Beyond Skin, and marked the start of a long musical partnership with Sawhney. She subsequently featured as a lead vocalist and co-writer on 8 of Sawhney’s studio albums.
Grace and Colvin first met working with Sawhney on ‘No Death in Love’, the title song to award-winning game, Enslaved (feat. Andy Serkis, pub. Namco Bandai). Tina has also worked with Moby, Cirque de Soleil, Fink, Simon Raymonde (Bella Union, Cocteau Twins.) and many others.
She released her solo album ‘2+2=April’ in 2007 – recorded in Iceland and Brazil, co-produced by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Sigur Ros, Mum) and Nitin Sawhney.
They share a love of the work of polymath and literary giant John Berger, and have been developing work based on his poetry, some of which features here.