Canadian Pop artist, TAMARA GRACE releases Autumn Tears, on Feb. 11th.
Thrilled to forward a few interview questions to Canadian Pop artist, Tamara Grace, who is a young, phenomenally powerful multi-dimensional lyricist-songwriter who uses her vulnerable songwriting and outstanding vocal talent as an outlet to deliver her powerful and emotive lyrics expressing all of the emotions and feelings that she just can’t keep to herself.
Tamara Grace is a 21-year-old who was born and raised on the west coast of Montréal, Québec, Canada, who grew up in a musical household where she began writing lyrics in a private journal from the young age of 8. Having evolved from a quiet introvert into a bold and expressive artist, Tamara has become a skilled master at turning her feelings into lyrics and prides herself in using her music as a safe space to cope, learn, and grow from life’s toughest moments, weaving her often emotional and introspective lyrics with pop-infused melodies and personal stories, Tamara is gearing up to take her music a step further and is ready to release and share her brand new, deeply personal ballad, Autumn Tears, as she exposes a fierce, never-before-seen side of her musical abilities. Autumn Tears is a musical representation of the advice Tamara wishes she could have told her younger self and an encouraging reminder to learn from the past and persevere.
DEB: Q. 1. At 8 years young, entering the entertainment realm, was that the age that you definitely knew that music was going to be your life?
TAMARA: “Yes, I truly do think that at that age, I already knew that music was going to be more than just a hobby. My parents have told me many stories from when I was a toddler about how they always knew that someday I would be in the music industry.“
DEB: Q. 2. 13 years in the entertainment biz, did you ever foresee your career unfolding the way it has thus far?
TAMARA: “Yes and no. One thing I didn’t expect was to have a pause in my music career to focus on my mental health and studies. And at the same time, the Coronavirus pandemic came along and dragged out that break-even further for almost two more years.“
You have written and released a series of original songs under Welcome Class of 2005 Trilogy, starting with Teddy Bear, Sad Boys, Bad Girl, and soon, February 11th, 2022, Autumn Tears, will become your newest section of this series.
DEB: Q. 3. Walk us through your unique musical & crafty songwriting process, that emphasizes your styles of song-structuring and vulnerable songwriting. Share with your fans, how your raw emotions framed this new song, and how Autumn Tears truly came to be?
TAMARA: “My songwriting procedure is something very unique to me and it’s quite dif1cult to put into words. But for the most part, I write from experience or from an event that is happening around me. And that’s basically how “Autumn Tears” was born. I was involved in a relationship that turned toxic. Iran into my ex years later and that brought back tragic memories.“
DEB: Q. 4. You cite a diverse group of talent from music icons Freddie Mercury, Stromaë, Lady Gaga, and Adele as her musical inspirations, who else would you say inspires you and your craft the most?
TAMARA: “To be honest, these are the only artists that have really made an impact on the way I create music -from my songwriting to my composing – even though I do listen to all kinds of artists and genres.”
Your mission has always been to connect with your listeners and you remind them that everyone deserves the love that is focused on who each of your fans are on the inside, rather than the often superficial focus on outer beauty. Your advanced, relatable lyrics and musicality have set you apart, and your new single, “Autumn Tears” will be sure to delight your current and soon-to-be fans, alike.
During your childhood years, you were bullied quite a lot, which made you develop a tower of insecurities, anxiety, and depression. At the age of 8, you turned to music for comfort, as it was the only thing you felt understood the way you were feeling. You would spend your days and nights in your bedroom writing those feelings and thoughts in your diary. However, it didn’t take long for your words to transform into lyrics and melodies. Songwriting was not only a source of comfort, but it then became your natural passion. Your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences that were once hidden in the dark became your biggest tools when creating music. Some of the most historical and revered music always plays a deeper role in the transformation of societies.
DEB: Q. 5. Does your music relate to the current sociopolitical landscape and do your songs address these themes?
TAMARA: “No, they do not. I tend to stay out of political issues.”
Some artists seem reluctant to speak of just how frustrating and baffling the whole experience of navigating the general music realm is, let alone add in Covid-19 and how hard they try to still be ambitious about getting their artwork seen, heard, and or sold. You have released your original music since the age of 17, back in 2018 with your debut single “Teddy Bear” that year, being inspired by my high school heartbreak. Several years later, you then made the decision to take a year-and-a-half off and during the break, you continued to write music, however in private. Feeling healthier and happier than ever in 2020, despite the rocky times, you regained hope, purpose, and confidence to burst back onto the music scene, in early 2021, You came back with a new release “Sad Boys” followed by your recent November 26th, 2021 release of your single Bad Girl, your 3rd single. Now, hot off the heels of this successful release, you unleash Autumn Tears to the world on Feb 11th, 2022.
DEB: Q. 6. Tamara, what does success mean to you?
TAMARA: “To me, success is simply being able to reach for my goals, to do my absolute best with my ability, and in the end, to make a positive impact on other people’s lives!”
You have been making waves in the industry, your musical and lyrical approaches being praised for their vulnerability and boldness by Wonderland and VENTS magazines. UK magazine Music Crowns has described you to have “the ability to write those perfect lyrics for the perfect arrangement”. At the end of 2021, you began working with recording producer Dominique Messier (known as the drummer of Canadian singer Céline Dion) and award-winning engineer Marc Thériault (who has worked with various including Dion, Charlotte Cardin, Sia, and Eric Clapton); congrats on Autumn Tears release and for announcing that you will be releasing more music in 2022.
DEB: Q. 7. What is next on the horizon for Tamara?
TAMARA: “I am expecting to release more music this year and I’m really looking forward to the possibilities of gigging and collaborating. Fingers crossed.”
Thank you for your time, Tamara.
Stay in tune by connecting with Tamara Grace at:
https://www.facebook.com/tamaragracemusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/5htEPpLG7TqKG3PY8Dzhgw?si=2VGlc6qKRBKsXQCQA6q9ag https://www.instagram.com/tamaragracemusic https://twitter.com/realtamaragracearagrace https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfmrNXENCUmCWPhkSEQRC9Q