Kellyville's rising star releases debut single

SINGING QUEEN: "My dad played a lot of Elton John, Billy Joel and Queen when I was young. I was heavily influenced by his music," she said. Picture: Isabella Lettini

SINGING QUEEN: "My dad played a lot of Elton John, Billy Joel and Queen when I was young. I was heavily influenced by his music," she said. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Kellyville resident Dina Codrina Capilnean is more than just a pretty face.

She recently completed a bachelor of communications at Parramatta’s Western Sydney University.

The 21-year-old is also a model, singer and songwriter who released her first debut single – Poetic Heart – last month.

“I enjoy making music. It’s one of my passions,” she said.

“Poetic Heart is meant to be a song that everyone can listen to, dance to but also have meaningful lyrics that one can reflect on.

“The song has a real Europop feel to it.”

Capilnean, better known as her performing name – Codrina – said the inspiration for her lyrics come from her personal surroundings and “hot issues or topics that are currently in discussion”.

“What really inspires me are the conversations I have with people on a daily basis,” she said.

“People’s views on things that are happening around the world.

“Writing my own lyrics feels natural to me.

“It helps me to convey to my listeners how serious I am about my music.”

The single complements the former Kellyville High School student’s successful modelling career which saw her win the Miss Romania Australia beauty title four years ago.

Capilnean has performed locally and internationally and is represented by Wink Models.

“I would really love to pursue modelling alongside my singing but I would really like to further my career in music,” Capilnean said.

“I have been singing since I was five and playing the piano and writing lyrics since I was 10.

“I love the old school style and classics like Fleetwood Mac and Queen while I also do pop because it’s catchy and everyone likes it.”

Capilnean said she has a few songs under her belt that are yet to be released.

“I’ve got a few songs I haven’t released and I’m currently working on a few songs. I’ll eventually release an EP in future,” she said.

Poetic Heart can be found on YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Play.

  • Visit hillsnews.com.au to view Condrina’s Poetic Heart music video.
Poetic Heart - Codrina