FRESH: ‘Nine More Lives’ – Tazmin

Tazmin has “Nine More Lives”

Young UK singer/songwriter Tazmin (Barnes) releases her new single, “Nine More Lives”, today, her second of 2020, following on from “Tokyo After Dark”. “Nine More Lives” is a groovy, upbeat track with a personal plea to be offered a second chance at love. The song was written and performed by Tazmin, she also did the majority of the production while mixing and mastering was provided by an external independent producer.

Tazmin grew up in China and started singing in talent shows from the age of 7. By 10 she was playing in a school covers bandwhich ended up getting ‘corporate’ bookings all over Beijing. She returned to the UK in 2016 and started to write. She released two EP’s (“Trapped” and “Powerful”). Both made the Top 20 of the iTunes Pop Charts. Tazmin likes to use her music as a vehicle to deliver important messages regarding issues about which she is passionate. Previous tracks have covered topics such as climate change, womens empowerment and mental health.

“Nine More Lives” was heavily influenced by the work of Nile Rodgers and his use of the ‘hook’ as the opening lines to a song. Tazmin is an ardent student of music construction and how this can be best applied to her writing and she seems to of been paying attention if her past achievements are anything to go by. The young Worcester based singer is learning as she goes and already creating music that befits someone of a much more mature age and longevity in the industry. Let’s hope she has at least eight more lives to go yet!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!