This week we have a giant crush on Tia Tamora’s debut single “Picnic”, a song heavily influenced by the Australian historical fiction novel ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. Bordering on many genres like alternative, baroque-pop and dream-pop, Tia is asserting her debut as a style of her own, Australian Gothic.
“Writing Picnic was really exciting because I’d just evolved into a new direction musically and lyrically. I very much connected with the story of Picnic at Hanging Rock and wanted to express my own interpretation of it’s themes. Wanting it to sound slightly delirious, lost and off-kilter,” said Tamora. “The verses paint a picture of where the story is set and as the song continues, the lyrics embody the feeling of recognising something larger than life developing among us.”
“I wanted the song to speak to a means of power and to throw people off their guard, ha. Especially when that beat drops in the chorus. I wrote the chorus as a simple, blunt expression to separate the storytelling in the verses and knew within the first half of writing the song it was going to be one of my favourites. I’m really glad it turned out to be my debut single. Picnic really feels like the birth of Tia Tamora and is the right foundation piece for my Australian Gothic vision.”
While the production and vocals of this track are truly outstanding, beautiful in their own right, the stand out element of the single is certainly the absolute thoughtfulness and research that has gone into the project.
If this is just the start of Tia Tamora, we absolutely cannot wait to see how far she’ll go.