Featured photo: Giulia Giannini McGauran.
Tash Sultana has been a releasing machine over the past few months. Perhaps that’s because they have their forthcoming second studio album, Terra Firma, hitting the world soon. The one-person-live-performer turned full-on-band has already given fans three singles from the record, including “Pretty Lady,” followed by the soulful “Greed,” and a more hypnotic nu-jazz number with “Beyond The Pine.” Now Tash Sultana delivers the forthcoming LP’s fourth single, “Willow Tree,” featuring emerging vocalist and former high school classmate Jerome Farah.
“It’s about when you see people achieving things that you were really, really trying to achieve, but you just can’t seem to get there,” Sultana told Australia’s Triple J on the meaning behind the song.
Those other people you watch climbing the pyramid seem to nail life every time. It’s about appreciating that to get to wherever you think is the top, requires a really strong foundation to build upon. It’s a huge reminder to be appreciative of what you do have and about being present and grateful for what you’ve already got.”Tah Sultana
Characterized by its ornate keys, soulful horns, rich tones, and delicate melodies, Sultana and Farah’s vocal float effortlessly above the tracks warm textures. Smooth guitar melodies guide listeners into a blissful state as these two vocal work combine seamlessly together in the final cut of the song. “There’s three different versions of it!” they said.
“Willow Tree” plays out exactly as the title suggests: soft and wispy, smooth and light, brushing on the eardrums, and soft to the touch. If this is any indication of what is to expect on Tash Sultana’s upcoming second studio LP, then fans all over the world as in for a treat. The album is already generating plenty of Awards season buzz, so only time will tell.
The highly-anticipated new body of work from Tash Sultana is set for release on February 19, 2021 on Mom + Pop Music. Terra Firma is available to pre-order now, here.