Timely topic behind ‘Shady AF’ illustrates Tahtiana Jade’s timeless qualities
SAN FRANSICO, CA – It’s no secret to Tahtiana Jade’s friends and family that she’s a hopeless romantic. It shows in her life, it shows in her passions, and most of all it shows in her music. She’s put together a young career based off songs that talk about love and relationships in general – and she’s been quite successful with those songs to date. But her newest single, “Shady AF,” is a bit of a departure from what she’s become known for and is somewhat of a statement from her to the world that she has depth behind her words and that her music can motivate others in bigger and broader ways.
The song is a trap/hip-hop influenced pop song that’s upbeat and immediately grabs the attention of anyone who hears the opening bars. It’s a song that she actually initially wrote a few years ago and then put on the shelf, but which she has pulled out because of the recent movements against sexual harassment – such as “Times Up” and “Me Too.”
“It’s a song about a couple of different things, but essentially it’s about women being shady and catty with me,” Tahtiana said. “And it’s about experiences I’ve had in the industry with sexual harassment. It’s a song that ties in really well with what’s going on now and puts a spotlight on some of the shady scenarios I’ve unfortunately been a part of.”
Like most of her other music, “Shady AF” is a song that Tahtiana wrote, produced, played instruments for, sang and recorded all on her own. As such she considers herself to be a female artist who is the “complete package” – one who stands out from other female artists in the industry because of that diverse skill-set. She also said her unique sound and style are different than anything else on the radio right now, though it is a sound that is current and fits with the time and overall landscape of the music industry.
Though she’s hesitant to label her music into one genre, she said if she had to put a word to her music she’d choose the word “Timeless.”
“That’s what I want people to think of my music: that it’s timeless,” she said. “If this single is played in a club now, I think it could still be relevant in five years. It’s talking about scenarios that happen all the time. The beats hit hard. The lyrics are timeless. And that’s ultimately what I want my music to have: a timeless feel to it. And that’s why you can’t really put it in a box.”
Tahtiana said she hopes that the next five years of her career help to establish her as an artist similar to those she has long looked up to – women such as Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Rhianna, Beyonce, Adele and Pink … all artists who are “women who stand for female empowerment and make really good music.”
“Shady AF” is currently available across all digital distribution sites and will be the first single off an upcoming EP, which she hopes to release this summer. To listen to Tahtiana Jade’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit:
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