“Tatyana and her harp have always been a package deal and for good reason—together, they are magical.” – Office Magazine
“weightless pop vocals underpinned by her harp and lush, soupy synths.” – Crack Magazine
“a celestial combination of Lorde and Christine and the Queens” – tmrw Magazine
“between Kate Bush, Bjork, and Tears For Fears … there’s also something vividly original at work.” – CLASH
“crafts a shimmering blend of pared-down beats, swirling, ethereal pop and wistful poeticism that makes for a truly transcendental listen.” – London In Stereo
Emerging U.K.-based singer, producer and harpist TATYANA has today shared her bewitching new track ‘Shadow On The Wall’ on Sinderlyn – sister label to Captured Tracks. TATYANA has also detailed her debut EP – also Shadow On The Wall – for release on July 17. Preorder/presave HERE.
Born to English and Russian parents, TATYANA debuted with the stunning ‘Wild Card’ in March and has gone on to draw acclaim everywhere from The FADER and CLASH to Crack Magazine and NYLON – who premiered TATYANA’s self-directed ‘Shadow On The Wall’ lyric video today. TATYANA recently performed a virtual show for Baby’s All Right live on Baby TV and for Dork’s Homeschool – which received over 200,000 unique visitors over the weekend of 8-10 May.
Speaking about new track ‘Shadow On The Wall’, TATYANA added “‘Shadow On The Wall’ is a digital love letter. With this song and lyric video I wanted to explore sincerity in the age of internet romance. It’s everything I can’t say in a text or a message.”
In 2018, classically-trained harp player TATYANA walked into an underground rave in London. Thrilled by the sense of community that drove the party, she made it a goal to play her own music in this kind of environment some day. No surprise, that’s exactly what she did the following year. It’s not the kind of show one might expect an artist with her background to play, but this is how things happen in TATYANA’s world – her moves seem surprising until you realize they’ve made perfect sense all along.
TATYANA lived in Holland, Russia, Singapore, and Boston – where she attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship – before settling back in her hometown of London in 2017; the transient nature of her upbringing has certainly informed her music. From underground raves to viral YouTube covers to playing harp on tour with Neneh Cherry, there seems to be no scene that she doesn’t thrive in. Her new music is a multi-faceted product of all of that experience, the kind of precisely produced, impossibly catchy pop that takes other artists entire careers to nail.
It makes sense, considering all of this, that when asked to describe her music, TATYANA picks a color instead of a sound. She chooses the color blue, for the sense of peaceful melancholy that underpins even her most upbeat tracks. It’s not quite sad or happy; like everything with TATYANA, it’s content to sit somewhere in between.