Perth-based artist Tanaya Harper invites us into the reckless and comically moody way of dealing with grief à-la-self-saboteur in her latest single “Emma.” Exuding the vintage vibe of 90s, “Emma” has the hooky trimmings of indie rock and pop where the heart-pounding riffs deliver the rollercoaster of mess and madness one experiences by being their most heartbroken and hedonist version. Here’s to everyone who woke up next to highly questionable strangers with their eyeliners smeared down to the neck after a night out wanting to get over your ex:
“‘Emma’ is a sad song thinly veiled as a fun song. It’s about a couple months of recklessness I embarked on following a breakup. At the time I felt totally justified in my actions when really, grief and denial were always looming. I was partying pretty hard and having lots of fun with all my friends but once I was alone it would just hit me, all the confusion and unresolved issues and the ‘what ifs?’” shared Tanaya Harper.
The track is the follow up of her critically acclaimed EP Slow Motion Breakup, which was released this year. Tanaya will be touring after this whole pandemic craziness ends, so make sure to keep her under your radar.
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