Summer is an exciting season for artists and audiences alike, with an increased demand for new music to fuel outdoor activities, summer flirtation and the general highlife that comes with it. Tiahi’s new single “Get Loving On” does exactly that and after the success of his previous release “Free” we reached out to the Berlin-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to chat about the story behind “Get Loving On”.
Tiahi, Get Loving On is definitely a love song with a creative storyline but at the same time also a true summer song – what was the inspiration behind it, where did you write it and is it based on a true story?
Yes and no (laughs), it went like this: I was in Vienna for a workshop and one night we went out to party. We were all buzzing from the day and then there was this beautiful girl that I just had to get to know. We really hit it off and I guess it was a bit of love at first sight, if that still exists.
And then you got your loving on?
No, actually we didn’t (laughs again). As if the distance Berlin-Vienna wasn’t enough, I was flying to Costa Rica for 3 months the following week and I found myself on the beach, thinking about all the things I’d want to do with her if we were closer and that’s how I wrote the song basically.
Wow, that’s an amazing story. But with a bit of a bittersweet ending I guess.. Sounds like you didn’t get to do the things you are singing about after all, so how does performing the song now make you feel?
Oh I feel great about it, I’m thankful for the feeling she gave me, the inspiration and the buzz. Takes me right back to Costa Rica and reminds me that there is more love waiting out there..
No doubt about that. One last question that I just have to ask: how do you come up with a line like “Water so clear you see right through / Jump off a plane in Tuvalu”? Have you been?
That’s a good question (laughs). I was traveling in the South Pacific, 10h ferry ride in Tonga where I met this guy from France who’d been in the area for ages and he told me a lot of stories and one of them was about him jumping off a plane in Tuvalu, skydiving. I never forgot about it and when I was writing the song it popped up in my head and I was like ‘yep, that’s it’.
Fantastic, Tiahi, thank you for your time and all the best for your upcoming releases..
Likewise, thank you for having me!
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