Rox: Tatiana Owens is “Colorful”Written by Martini Rox | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tatiana Owens is back for the first time with her highly anticipated debut EP ‘Colorful’ and boy does she deliver! Her EP consists of upbeat yet diverse tracks that encourage you to gravitate towards the nearest dance floor. This Toledo native has spent the last few years in New York working hard on her craft by performing and touring the country in preparation for this very moment, her moment. When we last heard from Tatiana Owens, the singer/songwriter had graced us with her original single, ‘Winter Holidays’ featured on The Toledo Free Press CD ‘Holiday Wishes 2′ benefiting the, “Make A Wish Foundation.” Since then she has appeared on successful singles like the popular, “Beautiful People” featuring DJ Ayers and her music has remained a constant on numerous television networks. The conventional yet unconventional route Tatiana has chosen musically is paying off in terms of exposure. She has a diverse catalog, a beautiful voice and a work ethic that speaks for itself. I recently caught up with Tatiana during her holiday visit to perform music promoting her newly released CD, ‘Colorful.’
Martini Rox: Welcome home! Tell me about the direction and your creative process on your first EP.
Tatiana Owens: I named it ‘Colorful,’ because I (for one) am a person of different backgrounds, Mexican and black but there are other things in me like Irish and (Native American) Indian. I love to sing soulful music, but I like to sing pop as well, and I like to sing R&B and it’s like a collection of colorful music. I call it colorful music, because it’s very diverse in style and it gives it variety.
Martini Rox: You have worked with a variety of artists over the last few years through collaborations and remixes. How did that contribute to your sound on this project?
Tatiana Owens: I started doing House music and I did a remake of Barbara Tuckers ‘Beautiful People’ and that went like, crazy in (the) house music/dance music world. It was then that I realized I wanted to do like, powerhouse songs and really showcase my vocals because a lot of the songs that I was writing or that I was recording, weren’t really showing my vocal ability. For this album I worked with (Jerry), he’s like the executive producer of the album. He did most of the songs on the album and he really got the sound I was going for and we kind of worked together that way and it worked out.
Martini Rox: How has adding songwriter to your repertoire helped or benefitted you personally and professionally?
Tatiana Owens: It’s done a number of things! I got to write a song that Kimberly Locke (American Idol) recorded. I was able to write songs that (were) sent to South Africa, and Asia to artists and for ‘The Voice’ South Africa the finalists are going to sing the song and they’re going to record it. Also, having my music on television has been an advantage because I get publishing and royalties (from) my music being placed on TV. and film. It’s a way that I relieve stress and I feel like I write what I’m going through whether it be relationships or life or wanting to venture off into a different…I don’t know I guess you would say, venture! As far as do I want to go and be a touring artist or a background singer for somebody or do I want to stay and (keep) writing or continue to do demo sessions for people. I think that has been one of my biggest accomplishments, being able to write and (record) demos for artist/songwriters. I think my songwriting just helps me get through the day and I pretty much do it almost every day.
Tatiana Owens EP Colorful (TC Music) now available on iTunes and Amazon.
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