German Version: https://radioactive-mag.com/tash-sultana-terra-firma-release-19-02-2021/
Radio:Active Bewertung: 9/10 MEGAHERTZ
Written by: Lisa Hemp
Band: Tash Sultana
Album: Terra Firma
Genre: Soul, Funk, RnB, Folk, Rock
Release Date: 19.02.2021
Save The Date! This Friday one of the biggest self-made artists in australia is releasing her second Album. Tash Sultana is considered as an “One-Person-powerhouse” and successfully proving her talent on stages worldwide and in her studio.
The Artist has gained worldwide attention through home recordings and as a street performer. Her story of success seems a little like the story “from rags to riches”. Tash is playing multiple Instruments easily and slowly connects each song to the others.
The records of people who consume her music are no longer a surprise and the live shows she offers are something you have to see, to understand the uniqueness & talent of this person
Her new Album “Terra Firma” had used up a lot of time to grow out of the old shoes into something big, but then again, that’s how it is with everything big – Time for a special Ingredient in every Recipe.
When speaking about the love and care behind the album the 25 year old herself claimed (similar to a family recipe):
“It’s as though you’re making a sauce. My Grandma always says it tastes best when you cook it slowly, so I tried to be really patient.”
Inspired was the title by Tashs Gardener. “Terra Firma” is the product of a more confident and dynamically experienced Musician.
It shows the consolidation of self-reflection from the times when she and her partner bought their dream house in victoria, slowing down to find more time for hobbies such as gardening and surfing, and creating a healthy “work, life balance.” Before that, a hectic tour lifestyle controlled her day.
“I didn’t know that I’d had to create a room and a home so I could feel like a person again. I just went with my feelings and found a really friendly place, wrote an album and I am happy with it.”
Tashs pathway to success was fast, nauseating and through the changes she made, she found herself standing on solid ground again. It was a change that grounded her.
“Terra Firma” is a mix of contentment & the feeling of finally being “there.” The confirmation and reminder of who you really are and, above all, who you want to be.
The 25-year old sends her listeners a fascinating combination of funk, folk, rock, soul and hip hop. A wide range from ambiguous jamps to meditative variations, from “coma” to the happier “greed” going over to the compelling “Beyond The Pine.”
Definitely the sound of Tash Sultana, while one might also feel influences of Aretha Franklin, Bon Iver und John Mayer.
In the past she worked solo and created everything on her own. The current album was the opportunity to usher in a new era and build support in form of collaborations. For the first time, the singer worked with fellow Australian musician Matt Corby and producer Dann Hume (Courtney Barnett, Amy Shark, Angus & Julia Stone).”
That, in the end, most of these songs were self-composed, arranged, played and constructed by Tash, isn’t surprising though. The Multitalent needs this challenge to create greatness.
“In the beginning, Matt was very helpful for me, because I didn’t have any songs at all” Tash explained.
„Pretty Lady“ (a song with a very catchy melody) and „Greed“ (amazing soul funk) were outcomes of working with Matt.
Corby also helped with the catchy track ‘Beyond The Pine’, in which Tash sings:
“I need you to save me, because I can’t save me”
The Title „Willow Tree“ was written with High-School Buddy Jerome Farah. A songwriter und Solo artist behind the curtains. „Dream My Life Away“ successfully rounds up the collaboration with Josh Cashman. He came in with a guitar driven duet and Tash is so amazed by him that she wants the world to see him.
“I used Rain, Birds, Static, Car Dors, Steps,…I have a whole hard drive full of shit, bro.” Tash explained. “And a really beautiful backyard with a lot of native animals”
The Multiinstrumentalist used the creative process of the Album to grow and use tools taken out of life for help.
Field recordings with the end product of never created sounds and an atmosphere which I haven’t experienced before.
14 Songs with many tonal moments and deep meanings. “Sweet & Dandy” for example, is about the overflow of information in the age of the internet- An accusation to the new world.
„Vanilla Honey“ is telling us in sweet sounds how love lets us keep our balance in times of heavy chaos. (The title is inspired by two aromated cigars – a romantic gesture of Tash’s love.)
„Terra Firma“ was made with a lot of work & effort, but doesn’t present the weight in any second of the tracks. It’s an album that feels as light as a feather. As soon as I first heard it I had the wish to lean back, close my eyes and let myself be swept away by the cool grooves, hypnotizing guitars and the unique voice. I can’t wait to hear the new music live on stage, once Tash Sultana plays her usual fantastic show with new support by three other musicians.
„For Terra Firma the goal seemed easy: To make music that comes from a sincere place of heart.“
Goal Reached! Tash gets 9/10 Megahertz for her new Album!
28.08.21 Wiesbaden – Open Air im Kulturpark Schlachthof
01.09.21 AT-Wien – Arena Open Air
16.09.21 Dresden – Junge Garde
17.09.21 Berlin – Zitadelle
22.09.21 Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival
24.09.21 Köln – Tanzbrunnen
26.09.21 München – Olympiahalle
That’s what it looks like when Tash is playing a song on her own:
Tash Sultana auf großer Europe Tour 2021
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