Hot on heels after her latest release “Admit It”, global star Erika Tham returns with a brand new single “Shhh”
Co-written with GRAMMY-nominated producers Deion Gill (Kelly Rowland, Miguel, Playboi Carti, Usher) and Major Myjah (Chris Brown, J.Cole, Ty Dolla $ign), the tongue-in-cheek track demonstrates Erika’s lyrical wit and seductive flow as she puts every mansplaining fuckboy firmly in their place.
Erika shares, “‘Shhh’ came together off the back of a joke made during a writing session. I remember talking to Deion Gill and Major Myjah, and I said ‘you know when someone’s cute, until they open their mouth and ruin it?’” Erika Tham explains, “It’s a fun, feminine, and coquettish song that was equally as fun to make. When it came to writing the verses, I wanted to pay homage to the sassy, unapologetic pop stars of the ‘90s. The line ‘your daddy’s black card don’t impress me much’ was inspired by Shania Twain’s iconic ‘Don’t Impress Me Much’ but with a twist and subject matter that felt authentic and relatable to my real life and so many other women. The rest of the song is honestly just the result of three friends talking shit and gassing each other up.”
Paying homage to the unapologetic female pop stars of the ‘90s, “Shhh” is a loose spin off Shania Twain’s 1997 megahit “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and laced with alluring Asian string instrumentation (i.e. the guzheng) against a modern R&B production.
“Shhh” is the follow-up to Erika Tham’s 2021 debut release “Admit It” also co-written with Deion Gill and Major Myjah. The acoustic ballad version, which arrived with a video this past November, featured Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson) on the piano and grabbed the attention of Teen Vogue who listed it as their “pick for Best New Music Friday.”
The new single “Shhh” follows Erika Tham “‘admit it” offers up a delicious fusion of R&B and Pop, adding intricacy and bridging cultures with delicate Asian instrumentation.
You may know Erika from her from Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop, or her appearances in the Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible and FOX TV series Star.