We get to know Tiaan, a young singer songwriter out of Sydney who’s currently chasing her dreams in the City of Angels.
She’s also recently dropped her latest single ‘Ruin It’ and we rather like it, so we decided it was time to scratch the Tiaan surface and get to know her a little better in a feature.
01. Name : TIAAN.
02. Where are you based? Los Angeles!
03. How did you get your start in music? After I graduated high school I jumped straight into my father’s band! That was the start of my professional career. We performed all over Australia and abroad. I got the bug, I wanted in for life!
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. SEXY. RAW. STORYTELLING. HONEST. LEFT OF CENTRE.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. It took about a solid year of writing to harness my sound. I love singing in different ways and am influenced by an eclectic range of music so it was almost like a process of elimination.
‘Dive Deep’ was the song that sent chills down everyone’s spine in the studio. I recorded it in one take the first time I went in the booth and it was like this magical orgasmic energy that everyone felt and we knew weʼd hit something good. And so it began! There was something in the understated vocals and tone that really struck a chord so we ran with that.
06. Whatʼs your earliest musical memory? Gotta be the ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ theme song lol! I absolutely loved that show when I was a tot.
07. Who have been your musical influences? So, so, so many artists but my top would be Sade. Forever in love with everything SADE.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? ‘No Ordinary Love’ by SADE is my most favourite song, every time I hear it itʼs like itʼs the first time. I also love ‘You Make My Dreams’ by Hall And Oats and ‘Just My Imagination’ by The Temptations.
09. Whereʼs your favourite place to listen to music? In the car! Thereʼs something about blasting tunes behind the wheel that really does it for me haha!
10. Who are your go-to artists when youʼre feeling :
Happy? Cardi B.
Introspective? Meditation music.
Exhausted? I would just want silence lol!
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Britney Spears’ ‘Baby… One More Time’!!!!
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I do a wicked dolphin and goat impression lol. Theyʼre basically the same placement just different tones!
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasnʼt an option? Honestly I really love massage and aromatherapy. I would also want to be a famous artist, I love to paint and I still have colouring books haha!
14. Whatʼs the best advice youʼve been given in your career? My Dad told me once to always be nice to people on the way up coz youʼll surely see them on the way down! But also, stay true to who you are and trust your instincts!
15. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? CARDI BARDI – banging body, spicy mami, hot tamale. Fo sho. I love that wild woman.
16. Tell us about your latest release. ‘Ruin It’ was released February 08 along with a stellar video! It was my first release in four years. Unfortunately I was stuck in a poorly structured deal and basically had to start again once I was out of it. It happens to way too many artists. But it was a great moment to share music again. ‘Ruin It’ is fun, sexy and a little dark.
17. What do your future plans involve? To keep doing what Iʼm doing, just on a larger scale. Iʼd love to tour after a few more releases!
18. Where can our audience catch you live? I will let you know when I do haha!
WEBSITE : http://www.tiaanofficial.com
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/tiaanofficial
INSTAGRAM : http://www.instagram.com/tiaanofficial
TWITTER : http://twitter.com/tiaanofficial
SOUNDCLOUD : https://www.soundcloud.com/tiaan-official/
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOiBy0pH2ZKYwZT8AEs2Qg/TIAANOfficial