Introducing ROXANNE TATAEI, the spellbinding noir artist self- releasing one of the year’s most intoxicating EPs with ‘GREY AREA’, out on the 27th November.
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The release combines TATAEI’s vocal, which segues seamlessly between silky, sensual tones and seductive, raspy whispers, with hypnotic and swirling instrumentals, giving this EP a decadent and trippy vibe. Add to the melting pot the exhilarating emotional frankness contained in TATAEI’s lyrics and dramatic primal tribal beats, and you have a sound that is simultaneously pacifying and electrifying; a recipe that will go straight to your head and have you hooked.
Hailing from South London, ROXANNE TATAEI is returning after five years since her previous, critically acclaimed album ‘Memoirs’, released under former artist name ROX. Having “reconnected, reset and gone back to the beginning”, ROXANNE is independently self releasing ‘Grey Area’ EP with no label, no management and no rigid team. It’s a statement that is completely, essentially and inherently ROXANNE.
Working closely with Cologne based producer Patrice (CeeLo Green, Cody ChesnuTT), together the pair set about an intimate, DIY approach to recording, with locations spanning from TATAEI’s living room all the way to Jamaica, Paris and Cologne. Having travelled extensively and with a year spent in Berlin, it was London however that called her back. The ‘Grey Area’ EP is a sound that could only come out of London’s creativity and TATAEI knew that was the final piece that would perfectly complete the Grey puzzle.
Of the EP, TATAEI says, “I created the EP in the purest of forms with a group of artists that respected my creative process, because it echoed something in them. To begin with there was no formula; it was just about creating art that felt good. No expectations and no set goals, just endless vision. And as I felt the transformational shift of evolving into a woman, the music followed. Suddenly I was making sexy, grown up music.”