TASHA ANGELA RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW TRACK “DÉJÀ VU” OUT TODAY
20 NOVEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – Toronto-based recording artist and composer, Tasha Angela, shares her wistful new single, “Déjà Vu”, today with Public Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. This is the first new music since Tasha released her debut EP “Hidden Gems” earlier this year. “Déjà Vu”, produced by go-to collaborators Jackson Willows and Dan Kurtz, showcases Tasha’s affinity for rich, soulful melodies that weave through her self-aware lyrics. The song arrives today alongside a lyric video that coasts through a prismatic road trip.
On the new track, Tasha explains, “’Déjà Vu’ is about repeating the same mistakes over and over until finally learning the lesson. I have gone through a lot of moments in life where I wouldn’t trust my own intuition thus taking me back to where I started and using ‘Déjà Vu’ as a metaphor for this to represent the feeling and mood resonates the most with me. I wanted to make sure that listeners can relate their situations to the lyrics no matter what it is and love the feel of the song. I wrote Deja Vu at a time in my life when I started to realize unhealthy patterns but also became more aware of them and started to change for the better.”
Tasha Angela, is a singer/songwriter/pianist/composer. Blessed with a gift for melody - Tasha’s writing has an innocence that belies a maturity beyond her years. Her passion for making music began at the early age of 11, performing at school recitals, writing poems and singing along to her favourite songs on her way to school. It was in these moments that Tasha Angela discovered her passion for singing and began to develop her sound. Drawing inspiration from Alicia Keys, India Arie, Will I Am and Lady Gaga she was drawn to R&B and soul because in her words: “that’s the way that it translates into with the words and melodies that I hear in my head.” Tasha Angela dedicates the majority of her time to developing and perfecting her song writing craft - she actively studies those who have come before her and is constantly refining her practice to determine what a great song is. Tasha treats her ability to create music as a form of healing, “I feel as though it’s the one thing that truly excites me when I wake up. When I hear a melody in my head and put the keys behind it and words to follow, it’s as if I can capture certain moments and make them last forever,” she tells us.
In early 2019, Tasha Angela connected with Toronto based music industry and community leader Gavin Sheppard at Jessie Reyez’ song writing camp. Taken by her sound and talent, Gavin introduced Tasha to Dan Kurtz (Dragonette & The New Deal) and his studio, The Asylum, in the spring of 2019. It was at The Asylum that Tasha finally found a collaborative musical home. It was also at The Asylum that Tasha began working and recording the majority of her "Hidden Gems EP." Tasha Angela is a Honey Jam 2017 alumni and has performed on a few other stages in Toronto including showcases with Talent Nation and with Second Nature Group. Confident, youthful and driven Tasha is a special and rare talent at the dawn of her creative journey with so much more to come.