This is more than a melting pot of styles it’s a warm gooey gorgeous ganache, effortlessly melding elements of jazz, soul and the irresistible head-nod grooves of ‘90’s hip-hop, Tara Priya has created a sound that’s classic, contemporary and totally original. It’s ghetto soul with a western electronic bent that enraptures from the first listen and calls to mind the likes of Morricone and J Dilla at times and the cool, laid back vibe of a smoky speakeasy at others.
Born in San Francisco to a Persian mother, the niece of much-lauded poet and modernist painter Sohrab Sepehri, and an Indian father, Tara left LA in 2014 for the eclecticism of the east London music scene. Her forthcoming EP–a collection of six compelling, atmospheric songs featuring jazz-hip-hop fusion drums and Tara’s “stand out”, “jazzed-up” vocal–has received early praise from Clash, The Sun, HYPETRAK, Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music, and Simon Raymonde of Amazing Radio. Add to that list Right Chord Music, Tara Priya you have a new super-fan.
Catch the launch party show at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch on June 3rd,