INTERVIEW: Alt-pop princess TIËRNY

Hi Tierny, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi Thanks for having me, I’m well thank you considering the circumstances! If anything this has really given me time to reflect and find gratitude.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “I’ll Wait”?

I’ll wait explores themes of codependency, facing your demons, and the paradox of love. it’s a sad banger, heartbreak you can dance to.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

All of my songs are about me coming to terms with myself in one way or another. I wanted to reflect the duality and irony of hate\love and that fine line you tread when in an all-consuming relationship. I was loosing the person in question and felt powerless to stop it.. This was my way of trying to reconcile with one final declaration of love. It was me saying I’m still here if you ever change your mind.

The single comes off your new EP Revelations – what’s the story behind the title?

All my songs are autobiographical. The songs are my divine truth, my revelations. It’s also a play on the book of revelations and the struggles between good and evil we face. I like to mix the modern and the contemporary. I’m immensely inspired by the baroque era, and the themes of religion truth beauty and love are very prevalent throughout my music and visuals.

How was the recording and writing process?

I co produce all the songs with a producer called MINAS. We’ve worked together for a long time now and he just understands me on a creative level. I’ll usually write lyrics and chords and send a basic track and then we work together to bring what I hear in my head to life. I really appreciate having someone to bounce of and it’s always nice to have an outside perspective.

What role does Liverpool play in your music?

In Liverpool there’s such a variety of talent and creativity there’s something for everyone, There’s a lot of diversity and the people here are very forward thinking. It’s quite a unique city. Things are done a little differently here and it feels like home.

How did you go on balancing your modern influences with your more classic sensibilities?

It was more  of an organic experience, It’s a culmination of my influences and passions. I wanted every song to be experimental and different with a consistent theme throughout. The second EP is far more Avant guard and futuristic.

What aspect of love and loss did you get to explore on this record?

I think really that phrase encapsulates it all. I read an article about the stages you go through during a break up and I’d say the whole EP encapsulates a time in my life when I was going through a number of personal evolutions and being able to create the music helped me make sense of it all it saved me in so many ways.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?  

I was reading a lot of William Blake at the time and love letters of great men. Pablo Neruda. Shakespeare, Poetry and art are huge influences.

What else is happening next in Tierny’s world?

I’m working on EP 2 and am excited about getting back out into the world and sharing my music, I think live performance is such an important tangible thing.  I’m also hoping to collaborate with an art gallery for the EP Release Party, so plenty to keep me busy!

Thanks again for having me and stay safe  T xo

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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