Whitney Tai
 
Featured Artist of Fabruary 3, 2019
 

Whitney Tai is an LA based singer-songwriter daredevil who creates ethereal dream pop by balancing deftly on the cutting edge of pop and indie, floating between the two worlds with an emotional honesty and soft, gutwrenching voice. Symphonic alt-pop with an electronic twist. Tai hopes that her emotive dream pop can do for others what it did for her: Heal from deep emotionaland spiritual wounds. It’s part of the journey that started when Tai lost her mother to cancer when she was only 10 years old. This loss led to a number of health issues, severe anxiety and depression. But it was during this dark period where Tai channeled her pain into music and poetry that sparked her to fulfill her mother’s pearls of wisdom into a life of performing. That sense of loss and longing found it’s way into her debut single, ‘To Be Loved’, a song in which Spacelab.TV called Tai ‘a natural talent who has the huge range to match her ambition’. Her debut album ‘Metamorphosis’, was a sweeping 7 song suite that captured the culmination of resolve and rebirth from those extraordinary challenges. Anchored by the melodic, cinematic production of chart topping producer Tim Janssens, aka Sunfreakz, Tai was put in the same conversation with artists such as Kate Bush and Annie Lennox. She quickly followed it up with Forever, an EP, which built upon Metamorphosis’ lyrical introspection in the classic pop/rock singer-songwriter vein. Pure Volume stated that ‘Falling’, the lead track from Forever, “accentuates the budding singer’s promise and it is a strong sign of what should be a bright future.” Range was the key word for Tai heading into 2016. Tai and Sunfreakz released a series of singles that showed off her eclectic musical taste and lights out vocal dynamics. ‘Truth Be Told’ saw her move into electro pop and featured a club remix from acclaimed Swedish producer LA Rush (Justin Timberlake, Avicii). The jazz flavored ‘Good At Being Bad’ showed that pop can sensual, melodramatic and smart at the same time. An extended trip through Europe served as fuel for two distinctive different singles. ‘How Was I Supposed To Know’ marked a return to the introspective dream pop that put her on the map. It was anchored by a breathtaking video of Tai elegantly walking amidst some of the most pristine and surreal edges of the European landscape. In the summer of 2017, Tai and Sunfreakz upped the tempo - and temperatures with the release of ‘Shockwave’. The pop infused club banger featured a buff Tai out on the beaches of Portugal and St. Tropez, conveying the fire and the passion behind the lyric.
Shockwave was named one of the Top 20 Summer Hits of 2017 by Eurodance Blog of Romania and received heavy spins on ‘Line Out With Dor Dekel’, the weekly club show on Tel Aviv’s top rated music station 100FM. The Interrobang called ‘Shockwave’, “the most visually stimulating video of the summer.” The Hard Rock Cafe Times Square picked up the clip and is heavily featured in all of their cafes around the world. Tai closed 2018 with a Folktronica release, “Flowers By The Roadside,” co-written with Baltimore born classical guitarist, Michael Trainor. Happy Mag of Australia writes of the single, “completely hypnotic and undeniably unique”…. “entering one her boundless soundscapes is a listening experience unlike any other.” Flowers opened 2019 on the cover of The Aquarian Weekly, one of the east coasts longest standing Rock newspaper publications. After wowing audiences in New York City, Tai is repeating her success in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a fixture as such iconic venues as The Whisky. Music Connection Magazine named Tai one of the Top 100 Unsigned Bands of 2018 in their year end issue. Tai is back at work with Sunfreakz on her second full length album with the goal of transforming her darkest hours into a symphonic healing balm for all to hear. "I want to inspire the inner rebel in everyone to take control of their dreams and creative pathways.’
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"Flower By The Roadside" is currently the feature cover story of The Aquarian, a music publication currently on new-stands all over New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition, Australia’s Happy Magazine is running a 3 part feature on us. The release features the title track "Flowers By The Roadside" + our haunting, alt-electro version of the classic holiday song, “Silent Night”. Flowers By The Roadside, a Folktronica (Simon & Garfunkel meets Enya) piece, was co-written with LA based composer/guitarist, Michael Trainor and produced by #1 Billboard Producer, Tim Janssens.
The artists hope that Flowers By The Roadside empowers and comforts the individual who feel they have no voice in society. It’s a gentle reminder that the individual is visible, beautiful, and capable of change in an increasingly challenging civilization, where people's voice and basic human rights are disappearing.


# Pacific   Time Name length Rating Notes
1 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM Flowers By The Roadside 03:52 4 New song



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