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‘90s channeling indie-rock artist Tanaya Harper’s follow up to Some Kinds, Slow Motion Breakup EP is now out via MGM.
In celebration of the release and in place of the previously scheduled launch at Perth’s Badlands Tanaya has announced along with her guitarist Beau Torrance, TONIGHT Monday 23 March they will perform tracks from Slow Motion Breakup and Some Kinds live in duo mode on Tanaya’sInstagram at 8.30pm AWST.
EP singles ‘Crash Pad’ and ‘Evan Keele’ further exemplifies all the unique personal and creative idiosyncrasies that have come to identify Tanaya’s distinct sounds – insightful lyricism, silken melodies and off-the-cuff intimate anecdotes of living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Slow Motion Breakup follows in the wake of Harper’s successful 2018 WAM nominated debut Some Kinds and navigates mental health, relationships, growth and loss. Recorded, produced and mixed by Dave Parkin at Blackbird Sound Studio and mastered by William Bowden, Slow Motion Breakup sees Tanaya at her most vulnerable. A microcosm of her own mind, the EP reaches soaring heights and burrowing lows, often in the same breath, with Harper’s distinguishing indie pop mastery leaving the fuzzy glow of hope behind long after the final echo fades.
Be swept up in the intimacy of Tanaya Harper’s silken melodies, off-the-cuff banter and powerful vocals when she celebrates the release of Slow Motion Breakup from the comfort of you own home Monday 23 March at 8.30pm AWST when Tanaya with her guitarist Beau Torrance perform the Double EP of Slow Motion Breakupand Some Kinds, live on Instagram.
Perth’s indie champion Tanaya Harper recently shared her brooding ‘90s confessional, ‘Evan Keele’, lifted from her forthcoming EP Slow Motion Breakup. Now the WA artist is thrilled to reveal the track’s visual accompaniment ahead of her upcoming hometown EP launch this April.
Following from the EP’s first lifted single ‘Crash Pad’ of last year, ‘Evan Keele’ was directed, edited and produced by acclaimed Perth filmmaker Matt Pitcher. Exploring the idea of boredom, Pitcher and Harper wanted to create something simple which represented the monotony of everyday life. The film clip is shot entirely on a train in an extended single-take shoot which perfectly couples the song’s insightful lyricism and deep introspection.
If Hatchie x Stella Donnelly had a music baby, I bet it would sound a little something like this! I really enjoy the soaring moments here and all those pretty layers ★★★★”
Claire Mooney, triple j
With this video, I wanted to move as far away from the Crash Pad film clip as possible. No studio, no lights, no props. This song sounds rather chaotic and raw so I used that as visual inspiration when brainstorming the main idea. I wanted to be in public surrounded by real, regular, mundane life. This song talks about how, once I was medicated, my mind stopped travelling at a million miles an hour. This has been an infinitely positive outcome but initially, I found the ‘stable life’ excruciatingly boring. I felt that filming on a train perfectly encapsulated a mundane activity, where you feel motionless whilst simultaneously the world swiftly passes you by. If anyone finds the video boring, well, that’s kind of the point.” – Tanaya Harper
Slow Motion Breakup, follows in the wake of Harper’s successful 2018 WAM nominated debut Some Kinds and navigates mental health, relationships, growth and loss. Recorded, produced and mixed by Dave Parkin at Blackbird Sound Studio and mastered by William Bowden, Slow Motion Breakup sees Tanaya at her most vulnerable. A microcosm of her own mind, the EP reaches soaring heights and burrowing lows, often in the same breath, with Harper’s distinguishing indie pop mastery leaving the fuzzy glow of hope behind long after the final echo fades.
Evan Keele’ is out now via MGM
Slow Motion Breakup is out Now via MGM