TALI ‘Birth Of A Break’

Written by on November 7, 2016


There is no resting for Aotearoa singer, songwriter and MC extraordinaire, Tali, as she releases her seventh studio project, KETA

The KETA EP (pronounced keh – tah) is a collaborative effort, involving production from local producers Tokyo Prose, Civilian Sol, Sam De Jong and internationals Thor Rixon (South Africa) and Demure (London), along with guest vocals from Kings and Bailey Wiley. The word ‘Keta’ means “An image of someone or something that inexplicably leaps back into your mind from the distant past” and lyrically we are taken on a journey from reminiscing about the days of 90’s raving, to parallel universes where unobtainable love is lived out, and into a dystopian future where wars are fought over precious resources.

“KETA seemed to want to make itself as I just couldn’t stop writing,” says Tali. “Unlike my last album where I was constantly producing, this whole process was much easier and less stressful because it involved collaborations. Every producer on the EP perfectly understood what I wanted and provided me with tunes that encapsulate my visions of life, love, fantasy, parallel universes, travel, the past, and the future. I’m so happy with how it has turned out as it feels like the prefect representation of where I am at and who I am at this point in my life”

The KETA EP is a combination of lush electronic infused soul, evident on the Tokyo Prose produced track  ‘Birth Of A Break’.

“I grew up in Christchurch in the nineties, and when I say grew up I don’t mean that’s where I come from but that’s where I came into myself as a person and discovered my passions and where I wanted to go with my life. ‘Birth of a Break’ – the first song on my new EP – is basically about the Christchurch rave scene back in the nineties, when I was fresh out of university and just discovering this type of music, this scene – this community – effectively. We were on the cusp of something great happening which was rave culture and it was completely different to anything that had happened in New Zealand before. You’d liken it to the development of punk during that era, in that it had its own fashion its own magazines and its own radio shows, leaders and heroes in it.” 

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