Tash Sultana shares a brand new single ‘Sweet & Dandy’ from them forthcoming sophomore album ‘TERRA FIRMA‘
The new single ‘Sweet & Dandy’ is recognisably Tash Sultana, but deeper and more nuanced. The song is a slinky indictment on the internet era’s information overload with them asking the questions “But where’s the wisdom? Where’s the knowledge?”.
Tash shares about the new single, “’Sweet and Dandy’ is about the process of withdrawing yourself from negative distractions and living in the present, always remembering that you are enough,” explains Tash. “You and you alone, you do not need the world to tell you to be a certain way.“
TERRA FIRMA is the work of a more confident, dynamic, and experienced musician. The manifestation of a period of self-reflection in which Tash slowed down to find time for surfing, studio, family, gardening, and a healthy balance from the hectic touring lifestyle that defined their existence.
“I didn’t realise that I needed to create a space and home for myself to feel like a person again,” explains Tash. “I just went inward and found a really peaceful place and wrote an album, and I feel really happy with it.”
The forthcoming album ‘TERRA FIRMA’ is the sound of a more content and grounded Tash. Spiritually, the album finds the artist reconnecting to their roots, reminding themselves who they are and what it means to be human. Musically however, its 14 tracks take root into far-reaching sonic territory.
To kick-start a new era, the solo star – for the first time – opened themselves up to collaborators, starting with a 10-day writing session with fellow ARIA-winning Australian musician Matt Corby and producer Dann Hume (Courtney Barnett, Amy Shark, Angus & Julia Stone).
TERRA FIRMA was made with a lot of effort but feels effortless. Its intoxicating grooves and hypnotic riffs are instantly inviting, but with depth that reveals its rewards the more you absorb it.
For TERRA FIRMA though, the goal seemed simple: to make music that comes from a place that’s real and from the heart. “Because if it does, you’ll never fuck up,” Tash reflects. “I just really wanted to like the art I was putting out… I just wanted to feel better, be better, perform better, play better, sing better. To be a better musician.”
Tash has assembled a live band to bring the record to life on stage (whenever that’s safe to do so). “The new live show is everything the live show already was, plus three other people on the stage for a small section of the show.” And they’re already greasing the wheels to begin producing and mentoring other artists.