Striking a subtle and warm tone through her music, Chicago-based singer-songwriter, Tasha seems to find words to describe the feelings and emotions that don’t quite have a name for themselves, but we feel deeply nonetheless. Relaying moments that go beyond words, she pairs her lyrics with soft and rumbling instrumentals to capture sentiments that are delicate and fleeting. She exemplifies this craft in her newest single, “Sorry’s Not Enough.”
In “Sorry’s Not Enough,” light guitar strums open up the tune and carry along Tasha’s angelic vocals that are perched upon a high register. Slow and methodical, the song begins to open up as soft snare drums quietly roll along and other soft instrumentals find their way into the mix before everything boils over into a mini crescendo. Turning her lens inward, Tasha focuses on the notions of self-healing and self-love, reflecting on the hardships and pain one often goes through during the process of self-acceptance.
“‘Sorry’s Not Enough’ is a song about confronting your mistakes, and learning to love yourself through hurt and doubt,” says Tasha. “So many of my songs have relished in joy healing, so I enjoyed exploring darker feelings here, and finding new roads to go down musically that were grittier than I was used to. Through the tension and pain comes a great relief.”
Since her 2017 single debut, Tasha has released a debut album, Alone at Last, and a slew of singles over the past few years. Her upcoming sophomore album Tell Me What You Miss The Most comes out Nov. 5 via Father/Daughter Records. The new LP was co-produced by Tasha alongside the late Eric Littman (of Steve Sobbs and Phantom Posse), who also worked with the likes of Julie Byrne, Vagabon, and Emily Yacina.
In her new album, Tasha strikes a beautiful contrast between introspection and distance. Finding a dichotomy within herself, she explores the spaces she feels far away from and nurtures the parts of herself that still remain tender and open. Tactile experiences such as long drives in nature, the feeling of a soft knit blanket against your skin and kissing someone you like add warmth and depth alongside less tangible inspirations such as thinking about her mother or the emotions and moods sparked by a cold winter.
“I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album. “The writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.”
Tasha will be touring along the east coast this winter and hopefully will venture out to the west coast sometime soon.
Words: Patti Sanchez