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Tamzene at home in the Highlands talks new release Accidentally Told You

By Margaret Chrystall

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A RETURN home to the Highlands has given singer songwriter Tamzene the impetus to write as she reconnects with her old life and thinks about where the world community is now too.

Written and recorded at home in the Highland town of Cromarty during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Accidentally Told You: Demo sees the Scottish soul pop artist sharing her latest track.

Tamzene – at home with her music.
Tamzene – at home with her music.

Capturing a special moment in time, the song howcases Tamzene’s emotive voice in her most stripped back and exposed release to date.

"This is a true isolation demo, written about a genuine slip-of-the-tongue," she said. "I make lots of home demos, but this one felt special somehow, like this version is how it’s supposed to be and should be shared.

"I wanted to write a classic song that didn’t try too hard to be anything anthemic, just a gesture to a moment."

Tamzene explained that being at home has been inspiring.

"Being forced to be back at home in the beautiful Highlands has been interesting for my creativity.

"I feel so lucky to be surrounded by nature and the sea, but it’s also difficult to let go of the weeks and months that were planned, and seeing the overwhelming impact of this pandemic on our global community has been nothing short of heartbreaking.

"Songwriting gives me an escape, and a constant way to express and release whatever I’m feeling which I’ve really leaned on.

"I have been re-connecting with close friends (with Zoom quizzes and FaceTime calls) and spending more time cooking for my step-dad, something I normally wouldn’t have the time for during my flying visits home.

"I also managed to dust off my violin for this particular song, rediscovering my love for the first instrument I learned how to play!

"I like to think that some of the most precious and meaningful things can be born from periods of hardship and challenge, so I hope to spread a little bit of that love and light with this home-made demo."

Find the track from Friday, May 15 on Spotify etc.

Tamzene – Facebook: @tamzenemusic Instagram: tamzene Twitter: @tamzenee

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