Tanaya Harper reveals punchy new track ‘Emma’ and announces IRL WA single launch shows
“There have been some buzz musicians from Perth in the past couple of years. Rest assured Tanaya Harper runs rings around most of them all as both a singer and a songwriter.” – Chris Havercroft, X-Press
Perth’s queen of moody indie rock Tanaya Harper is excited to announce new single ‘Emma’ along with an intimate live performance to a real life audience in her hometown before the year is up. Since releasing her debut EP Some Kinds in 2018 and recent follow up Slow Motion Breakup earlier this year, Tanaya has grown an avid following with her insightful lyricism in the studio and charismatic banter on the stage. Her music resonates with audiences far and wide as she delivers her personal experiences with depression, anxiety and living with bipolar disorder. Now, the rising young artist is thrilled to reveal the next chapter in her songwriting journey with her latest ode to recklessness, ‘Emma’.
Produced by multi-WAM Award-winning producer and engineer Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Abbe May, Spacey Jane) and mastered by William Bowden, ‘Emma’ is a catchy dose of danceable catharsis. Channeling ‘90s indie rock and noughties indie pop, all driven by an edgy garage vibe that packs a punch of present day angst, ‘Emma’ is Tanaya’s first new music since her well-received Slow Motion Breakup EP of this year. Wrapped up in epic riffs and heart pulsing drums, its anthemic sing-along chorus stays with you long after you drop the hairbrush mic.
STREAM / EMBED ‘EMMA’ SINGLE
“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?’” – Tanaya Harper
Having supported many admirable musicians, including Alex The Astronaut, Jess Locke and Abbe May, as well as sharing the stage with artists like Stella Donnelly, Lucy Peach and Carla Geneve, plus performing in her bands Bells Rapids and Ghost Care, Tanaya is a true staple of Perth’s live music scene. With a lot of Australia at a live-music standstill in 2020, Western Australian’s can rejoice in the opportunity to see Tanaya Harper live at her upcoming single launch at The Bird, Perth on Friday 20 November with local artists Hannans and Smol Fish supporting, plus a small run of shows in true post-COVID WA touring style. It’s sure to be a special night, so don’t sleep on it.
‘Emma’ is out now via
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Bandcamp
‘Emma’ Single Launch
The Bird – Perth
Friday 20 November
$5 at the door
Smol Fish: 9:30pm
Tanaya Harper: 10:30-11:30pm
The Firestation – Busselton
Saturday 12 December
Six Degrees – Albany
Friday 18 December
Performing solo with Leah Grant
Tanaya Harper – ‘Emma’ Credits
Produced by Dave Parkin
Mastered by William Bowden