February 24, 2021 by 1888media
British musician, songwriter, singer and producer, Tatiana DeMaria, who spent the early part of her career founding and fronting the rock band TAT, has now branched out in a bold new direction as a dynamic solo artist with her first solo EP, Acoustic Sessions: One.
Due to hit streaming platforms February 26, the 5-song EP features acoustic versions of previously released studio singles, except for “Save Me,” an unreleased song from a 2012 Live and Acoustic Session at Tower of Power Studios in London.
Accompanying the listening party is a fresh interview that provides some great insight to her songwriting process, her influences and her film work on Blue Crush 2 (which also featured The Maine, Three Days Grace, Jason Mraz, Grateful Dead, and Michael Franti & Spearhead) and American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rule (in addition to landing 8 songs in the film, she also appears in the movie, singing Tom Petty’s “American Girl” during the triumphant final scene).
Here’s an excerpt:
XS: What is your songwriting process? Do the lyrics come first, or the music?
TM: It’s changed a little in time. I used to play the chords, and the music would spill out, melodies, words, everything. Most of Soho Lights was freestyled in that sense. I’d set up a recorder and catch the tunes.
As the styles and sounds have varied, my approach has with them, and it depends on the song.
I might stumble upon a line that works and sums up what I want to say and invariably becomes the chorus or hook, or I might find a riff I love and build around that, which was the case for my song “Road To Paradise“.
Read the rest at XS Noize