Wrapping up our premiere week, we are heading over to the UK where we find our next artistm Tally Spear, who returns with her single “Days Like These”. The song is filled classic Country melodies and Spear unique vocals.
About the song, Tally comments:
I think this song’s meaning is somewhat hidden at first listen. Here’s the secret: Days Like These is actually about the struggle of writers block, not being able to get thoughts onto paper. I wrote it when sat in my bedroom struggling to get any new ideas down. The line in the chorus ‘So here I am, thinking things you’ll never hear,’ illustrates this. I ended up laughing at myself because I just wrote a song about the fact I couldn’t write a song. Silver lining!
There is much more to 21-year-old songwriter Tally Spear than first meets the eye. The pretty folk driven songsmith may draw her musical inspiration from Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but the daughter of a musician and an actress has always known at her core that her own journey is truly unique. Having expressed herself through an assortment of mediums as a child,Tally may have a career in music as her primary focus, but this does not override the creative flair she has in other fields.
Having teased her audience with the release of the country bounce of ‘Wrong Side Of The Road’, Tally Spear is showcasing not only the versatility of her sound on new single ‘Days Like These’, but also offering insight to her other forms of self-expression. From the artwork she has crafted for the cover through to her post-production skills for the forthcoming video, Tally is an artist who oversees every aspect of her output.
Through her parents’ diverse music collection and her older brother’s dabbling in a punk outfit, Tally’s own musical tastes have always been diverse. A true teeny bopper in her early years, she may have always experimented with lyrics, but only found her true voice when her own musical tastes took shape. With a Greenwich Village folk sound running throughout her work, the pop, soul, country and rock sounds that have been consistent in her musical journey all shine through to craft a sound that subsequently defies strict genre classification.
Already celebrated for her skilled musicianship, distinctive songwriting and insightful storytelling, Tallyis a performer who wears her heart on her sleeve. Unafraid of offering real personal insight, she openly explores the anxiety that has plagued her throughout her life.
She may just be getting started, but with a live session recently filmed with Sofar Sounds and with live credentials that already include performances at Liverpool Sound City and Ronnie Scott’s, the new single looks to firmly catapult her into people’s consciousness.