NEW SINGLE 'I MADE THIS FOR YOU' OUT TODAY
WATCH VIDEO HERE
Toronto-based synth-pop/jazz artist Tara Kannangara is excited to announce the release of her 2nd albumIt's Not Mine Anymore on May 31st, and today marks the official release of her new single 'I Made This For You' following its premiere on Aesthetic Magazine yesterday. Tara will be touring in support of the new album in June and throughout the summer. See below for complete tour schedule.
'I Made This For You' is the 2nd single to be released from Tara's new album It's Not Mine Anymore. The 1st single, a cover of Peter Gabriel's 'Come Talk To Me' was released in September 2018. Tara created the video for 'I Made This For You' on her iPhone, combining old footage of her as a child, along with Instagram stories and videos of family and friends from the past 3 years. 'I Made This For You' is essentially a song about the creative process and learning to let go.
"Artists spend countless hours refining the work, trying to make it perfect, hoping that it will be everything we want it to be, but there’s always a point where you have to let go and let it live in the real world," says Tara. "Sometimes it’s easy to forget that when we make music, it’s not just for ourselves but it’s for people to share, enjoy, criticize, and interpret. And maybe the way people interpret the music will have nothing to do with the way it was conceived, but it doesn’t matter, it’s not for me to decide."
Categorizing Tara Kannangara's diverse sound is a difficult proposition, as she blends pop, electronic, synth, jazz, and musical theatre into a singular voice that is uniquely hers. Growing up in Chilliwack, BC, she studied classical piano and voice from an early age. She then serendipitously picked up the trumpet in high school at first focusing on classical before moving into jazz and other genres. Tara studied at the University of Victoria for classical trumpet and vocals, but later moved to Toronto to pursue music at the U of T where she came into her own as a performer and songwriter. Tara’s critically acclaimed debut albumSome Version of the Truth was nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
On her new album It's Not Mine Anymore Tara takes an interesting approach, creating a reimagined look at her life from birth to death.
"I wrote the songs from the perspective of a child, teenager, a young woman, a middle-aged woman, and a woman at the end of her life," says Tara. "And the album is also dedicated to the all of the women in my life, particularly my mother and my young niece."
It's Not Mine Anymore will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services on May 31st. For more information and the most up to date tour listings, please visit: tarakannangara.com
TARA KANNANGARA >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
June 10 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G - NXNE Showcase
June 16 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill - Jazz YYC Summer Festival
June 22 - Victoria, BC - Centennial Square - TD Victoria JazzFest
June 24 - Vancouver, BC - Frankie’s Jazz Club - TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 26 - Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
June 27 - Medicine Hat, AB - The Esplanade Studio Theatre - Medicine Hat JazzFest
June 29 - Edmonton, AB - House Concert
June 30 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall - Femme Wave Festival Fundraiser
July 16 - Ottawa, ON - Pressed
July 17 - Montreal, QC - The Diving Bell
July 18 - Niagara on the Lake, ON - Venue TBA - TD Niagara Jazz Festival
July 25 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G
TARA KANNANGARA - IT'S NOT MINE ANYMORE TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: MAY 31st, 2019 (Independent)
01. I Made This For You
03. This Is Nothing Yet
04. Look Into You
05. What It Is
06. Come Talk To Me
07. Show Me Where To Go
09. We Do Not Belong Together
11. Love Song
STREAM/SHARE Tara Kannagara's latest single 'I Made This For You' HERE
WATCH/SHARE Tara Kannagara's 'I Made This For You' video HERE
DOWNLOAD high-res press photos + album art HERE (Photo Credit: brittpaperscissors)