The former lead singer of global pop sensation Sweetbox is stepping out boldly on her own, bringing proven skills, relentless enthusiasm and refreshing humility, all of which adds up to the ultimate Tina Harris irony: a diva’s voice, looks and ambition, absent the diva.

The first few tracks swing the door open – Tina seems ready to take center stage, the R&B/Dance star who once rocked crowds of thousands, with songs like “Quit Playing Games” and “So Addicted” – but soon enough she really invites you in with songs like “Be the One,” “Broken” and the title track, “Free to Love.” Ultimately that juxtaposition – vulnerable and honest, playful and sexy – is at the heart of the record. Really, it’s at the heart of Tina Harris, stepping out from behind a moniker or band name, saying: This is me. Free to express, free to experience joy, free to trust, free to love.