Tatiana’s new single, titled “Losing My Mind,” is a self-produced track that she wrote during a vulnerable time in her life when she realized just how much love can drive oneself crazy. Tatiana says, “The song gives new meaning to the phrase ‘crazy in love.’ It is about losing the negative aspects of oneself in order to be with someone else. It is also about personal growth and learning from mistakes through romantic experiences. I write about my own personal experiences in the hopes that others will relate and interpret them according to their own experiences.”
Hi Tatiana, how would you describe your sound?
I don’t believe my music is bound to a specific genre. I like to change my style with each song I write, but my sound remains consistent. I utilize the natural vibrato in my voice and stack harmonies to create a full sound. I also love to create dreamy guitar melodies and counteract them with punchy, electronic drums.
You started a YouTube channel at the age of 13 and uploaded your own original songs, was it difficult to find inspiration for your music at such a young age?
I’ve never really found it difficult to create, it has always kind of come naturally. I found inspiration in day to day life and in the music that I listened to. I used songwriting as an outlet in the way that some people write in journals. For me, my Youtube channel was like my diary that I happened to share with the world.
You’ve used YouTube since the beginning of your career which has had over 700,000 views, has it been a key to your success so far?
At the time that I was making Youtube videos I had yet to find my sound. As a kid I didn’t really understand what it meant to have a following. Thousands of plays on a video didn’t mean anything to me at the time, but now I realize that Youtube was a form of self assurance for me. It made me realize that making music and sharing it with the world is what I want to do as a career and not just a hobby.
As a child, how did you know that music was your passion?
Music has always been my aspiration. As a child, listening to and making music made me feel something that nothing else in my life ever made me feel. I pursued many other artistic outlets, but music has always been my main passion. For that reason I never thought of doing anything else. It never occurred to me how ambitious my goals were, but I have always stuck to them.
You’ve recently released a new single called ‘Losing my Mind’ which is self-produced, was it a challenge to do it all yourself? Or was it better because you had more control of the end result?
Self-producing is a new experience for me, one that I feel is essential to my growth as an artist. I can always hear a full song in my head, but the challenge for me has always been how to get the sound from an idea to a finished product. Having complete artistic control over my music has allowed me to explore different talents and achieve the sound that I envision.
“The song is about losing the negative aspects of oneself in order to be with someone else. It is also about personal growth and learning from mistakes through romantic experiences. I write about my own personal experiences in the hopes that others will relate and interpret them according to their own experiences.” I like how relatable the song is, but is it tough to write about personal issues?
As I mentioned earlier, I have been putting my personal issues into my music and sharing it with the word since I was 13 years old. Sometimes it can be difficult to release music because it feels so vulnerable. However, writing about real experiences is the only way I can be as passionate as I am with my lyrics and performance, so at the end of the day it is always worth it to put myself out there.
Do you have any plans for a music video?
A visual for the song has been in the making for a few months now and I am excited to make an official announcement within the next month.
What can you tell us about the album you’re working on?
I feel that I am evolving quickly through my life experiences and being exposed to new music. I am really exploring different genres right now and I feel that I’ve learned how to fully utilize my voice and its unique qualities.
How will it evolve from your debut EP ‘’?
Since the new album is entirely self-produced, it is a huge leap for me. It was great experience working with a producer, however I feel that Wavelengths wasn’t entirely true to my style.
Do you have any new shows planned?
I am performing at Wayside LA in Los Angeles on February 25th for Circus Magazine.
You’re also studying Music Business while building up your music career, is it difficult to manage college and your music? How do you manage it?
Being so busy is definitely a challenge, however it has taught me how to manage my time wisely and make every second of the day count.
What do you have planned for 2017?
Many surprises await for this year! I am constantly working on developing my sound.