Tamzene releases new track ‘Unreachable’

Single is available on the usual digital platforms. 

Fresh from the release of her latest single, the home demo ‘Accidentally Told You’ last month, Tamzene unveils her latest offering, the stripped back piano track ‘Unreachable’. The track was initially due to feature as part of a piano EP scheduled to be release to coincide with a string of live dates throughout late spring. With the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellation of all upcoming live dates, these stripped back piano tracks will be released every 4-5 weeks over the summer.

Tamzene says that, ‘This song is the product of pent-up questions, frustration and disappointment. I needed to write ‘Unreachable’ to understand that it’s exactly where I never want to be, or let my loved ones be emotionally. That strength lies in being vulnerable, and this song is certainly that’.

‘It was a pleasure to bring ‘Unreachable’ to life with Glasgow-based producer Lewis Gardier back in January, and to have my wonderful friend James Hopkins play piano. I wanted someone who loves the piano like I love to sing and I think we were a good team on this whole EP, which will be released in full over the next couple of months’. 

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We managed to have a quick chat with Tamzene to get her thoughts on how things have been and staying creative during lockdown:

Has it been a challenge staying creative over the last few months? I’m reading a lot of comments and interviews from musicians saying this has been their best period in years where others have been staring at the walls struggling to get anything at all down. 

 I’ve always felt very creative here in the Highlands, there is so much natural beauty and has been a kind of haven over the years. So I’ve been able to tap into that and keep myself busy with remote collaborations alongside my own projects. Of course it comes with its challenges as so many artists are used to being around people all of the time. But on a whole I’m just sure grateful and looking forward. 

Are there any bands would you have been going to see if lockdown hadn’t happened?

I was very much looking forward to seeing Sam Fender, Joy Crookes and Josef at TRNSMT 2020. And would have definitely caught Walt Disco if possible, but I’ll be back in the audience ASAP

You mention in the press release for Unreachable about finding strength in being vulnerable. That struck me as being quite a powerful statement (and certainly gave me pause for thought) I wondered whether there was anything in particular that drew you to it?

I found remedy in writing this song, because I’m basically saying ‘I’m hurt and disappointed and don’t know what I believe in anymore’. And by expressing that in this song, I was able to realise the power and resilience that came from moving through and then past these emotional challenges. Coming out the other side better and wiser. Therefore – strength in vulnerability. 

Reflecting back on the past few years can you pick out any highlights and is there anything in particular you’re looking forward to once the lockdown restrictions begin to ease?

There have been so many! I think the highlights are just getting to write, perform and travel with my amazing, talented friends. It’s been hard work but we’ve honestly had the best time. I very much look forward to seeing the bandmates and doing in-person writing sessions again. 

‘Unreachable’ is out now and available on the following digital platforms:

Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1515763951?app=itunes

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/31kVGpgJdeBLgNoPQvXFeh

Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1515763951