BATTS, the project name of Tanya Batt, has been in our radar, ever since our initial review of her single ‘Shame’, back in April. We’d stated about ‘Shame’: “That layer, in this song, makes it unique. It’s ‘folk, plus’. Where not only just a lazy layer of attempts are arranged, but the delectable honey of Tanya’s folk talents just enhance the pop bleed, into another level.”
Go listen to ‘Shame’ here, then come back.
The melancholic debut of her EP ’62 Moons’ is out Now, and demonstrated by her tact on each and every part of each single. And as always, the best part of BATTS is well, Tanya’s voice, It is magnetic, strong, with the kind kind of empathetic ’causes’ that singers like many country & contemporary ballad singers of the past.
“I wasn’t feeling inspired by my own life, and didn’t feel any urge to become self-destructive like I had in younger years to create,” Tanya explains. “I remembered how much I loved to write stories as a child, and thought I’d start writing fictional stories into songs, and creating the music to set the vibe and world around it.”
The ‘sadness’ of ‘Gun’ is heartfelt and beautiful to listen to. Despite our antics in our posts, we really dig and respect the kind of lyrical construction Tanya does, with her outputs.
Her work is mesmerizing, truly.