The first single from pop singer-songwriter Jobob Taeleifi’s self-titled debut CD, will be released November 11th on CD Baby. From November 11 through December 11, 2009, a portion of the sales from the single “Heartbreak Queen” will go to relief efforts in American Samoa, particularly the village of Leone (LeoneTsunamiDisaster.com). Jobob’s father was born in the village of Leone, which was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of September 29, 2009. Dozens of homes were destroyed and several villagers lost their lives. The Leone Village Council is reaching out to the world community to help the village rebuild. Jobob hopes that the proceeds from his single release will go towards helping his “family’s village and its people to collectively work hand in hand to rebuild.” The single release will also be available through JobobTaeleifi.com and later on iTunes.
“Heartbreak Queen” has already started airing on American Samoa station V-103 WVUV-FM (http://www.wvuv.com/) and its sister station 93 KHJ (http://www.khjradio.com/). On the release date of November 11th Jobob will be a featured guest on the Island Vibe radio show on KBEACH (www.kbeach.org) in Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m. (PST).
Jobob Taeleifi’s talent as a musician, vocalist and ability to write catchy, memorable pop songs are born out of his innate sense of rhythm, inherent in the mixed cultural influence of his Samoan/Dutch-Irish background. Surrounded by the influence of a variety of music, Jobob started playing guitar at 13 and writing songs by the time he was a freshman in high school. A multi-instrumentalist he also taught himself how to play keyboards, bass, drums and ukulele. At 18 he recorded his debut CD, Jobob Taeleifi with producer/engineer Ebiut Cervantes, featuring all original material (two songs co-written/arranged with Cervantes). From upbeat, driving arrangements to poetic ballads several of Jobob’s songs have already been selected for placement in TV.