Tansu – new EP: „The City“ + Exclusive Interview

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to sip on while they listen to your new music?

LOVE this question! The emotions change so much during the album. You gotta start with a dirty, filthy, disrespectful martini. By the middle you’re gonna want something easier to dance with, so a vodka soda. And by the end, you’re gonna need a cup of tea and a cuddle.

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

EP release party is April 21st at DROM in NYC! Going to be a HUGE event with me performing the full album LIVE for the first time!! Also working on new dance music and hopefully a little east coast tour for the fall

3. We live in times of many conspiracy theories. Which, harmless, theory would you wish were true? (For example Dinos living inside Earth or E.T. living in a home in California)

Harmless conspiracy theories? I’ve never heard of her! I mean, no, I don’t think Michael Jackson and Prince are living on an island away from anyone. I *WISH* that the hacker group Anonymous would put ten toes down on the theory that they would hack the american central banking system and forgive all student loans…

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

I am a department store, hunny. I have many, many shop in shops. It’s an eclectic mix that all works together in story. So I am a Saks Fifth Avenue; glamorous, sparkly, and a LOT of variety.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

I love how music is there for people. I cried many days and many nights getting over relationships while listening to my favorite music, and so I want my music to be there for others the same way music was there for me.

The final song on the album is called “Better Off,” and it’s a song about friendship break up. I think it’s a very important message that isn’t lamented enough about. Because, with music, there’s always heartache and heartbreak over romantic relationships; but what about your bestie of 2 years that just dumps you for some random dude they met online? What about the ex bestie that made you feel like your friendship was a delusion? That’s heartbreak, that’s a song, and that’s the message of “Better Off.”

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I make REALLY good coffee in the morning! I remember what everything I ever bought cost, I’m very good with numbers like that. I’m also astoundingly good at impressions, which probably comes from my vocal training too. And I’m a very good stylist; I know how to pin, sew, and match printed fabrics as if they were meant to be together. Nothing a good thick belt can’t merge.

7. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

  1. I studied vocal performance at Berklee in Boston

  2. I released another album in 2018 called “The Wash Up” which is a little more of a neo soul vibe

  3. I’m 37 with the energy level of a teenager. But the control and boundaries of a 37 year old

  4. I used to perform in a band called Summer Lost with 8 boys and me. Definitely thickened my skin.

  5. I still have a lot to do.

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

Maybelline may get mad, but I was born with it! I grew up singing, it was very natural to me. When it came time to go to college, and I knew I wanted to be a musician, I wanted to make sure I was just that; a well-rounded, educated musician. And vocalists get a bad rep for just singing and not understanding theory, production, etc. So at Berklee, I focused my studies on theory and technique, bringing me to the full circle singer I am today.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

I have not been asked who my dream producer to work with is, and without hesitation, I say Missy Elliott. She is transformative in her production and her music. The music and visuals she put out in the early millennium looks and sounds as fast forward as production today.