Having already established herself as a true talent on the dark-pop circuit with the previously shared single 'He Took It All Back' earlier this year, 19-year-old Tizane is ready to do it all again as she returns with her latest offering 'Are You Bad'.
Taken from her forthcoming debut album 'Cherry', which arrives early next year, 'Are You Bad' makes for a powerful and memorable return for the young artist. Filled with sweeping production, powerful hooks, and her own distinct vocals at the helm, be sure to check this one out before she becomes the next big thing on the scene.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
The guitar, without a doubt. I have a real musical instrument fetish actually. I only have to see one and I immediately think I must play that. I have an obscene number of guitars for absolutely no reason. I’m currently having a bash on the sax – Have you heard that song, ‘Burning down the pet shop’?
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
It’s been a mix of elements really. Primarily my mum is a really gifted singer of the Elaine Paige variety – very Westend! She was in all sorts of bands in her younger days and so its always been there – in the house. Both she and my Dad have been unflinchingly supportive. Aside from that, I have been somewhat cursed with issues around Anxiety. Conditions that have seriously impacted both my learning and social circumstances. I spent most of my teens at home, almost scared to venture out but that unwelcome solitude perversely led to hours of writing, practising and bizarre inspiration.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
I still am a teenager!
What inspires you to make music?
It’s all I’ve ever really wanted to do. It sounds trite, I know, but art and music are woven into the soul – you know? like not really optional. I sometimes freeze when I’m suddenly forced to consider another life path – you know, like being a nurse or a driver or anything of use really. I just don’t think I could do anything else. It’s really music or die.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Mac Miller is my ‘go to’ soulmate. His death wounded me badly. Life goes on and I keep soaking up stuff from a broad pallet. I love Chase Atlantic, freaked by Moses Sumney and largely due to comparison references I have fallen in love with a bunch of artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Bishop Briggs and Fenne Lily.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
Actually, very few. I tend to focus more on situations of the heart rather than individuals. My songs are made up from a fairly ungodly mix of relationship breakdowns, mental breakdowns and social breakdowns – other than that, I’m really a laugh, a minute. Honest!
What has been the most unusual moment in your career so far?
Well, I suppose it has to be being picked up for management – I mean that in and of itself is very, very unusual. It was so unexpected. I was seventeen and so dreadfully unprepared. I was only just at the very beginnings of dealing with my Anxiety exile. My mum was taking me to Open-mic nights. She got talking to some random chap who turned out to be something of a music mover and shaker from a life gone by. She sent him some links to my songs and for some bizarre reason best known only to him, he just freaked. He invited us out and offered to represent me. That was the moment when the dream became a reality.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
I honestly don’t know. If you’d have asked me when I was sixteen, I would have said Ariana Grande without a moment’s hesitation. Now I love loads of people but not as a worshipper. Probably I would opt for someone of more legendary status like Stevie Nicks – but if you were to ask me tomorrow, I’d probably say something else.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
I really don’t know. As I am a musician, I can’t imagine any other scenario, but maybe if I weren’t, all the other options maybe enabled. I would like Marvel’s Avengers to be real and for me to become Spiderman.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Find someone to trust and then trust them.
Tizane's new single 'Are You Bad' is available to stream and download now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.