To many listeners rising singer/songwriter Tally Spear may seem like a very clued up and driven young Londoner. The multi talented songstress has spent the last twelve months building her name on the live circuit thus earning mass critical acclaim for her compellingly addictive and insightful folk- country driven pop compositions. However, for all the achievements and forthright career strides she has taken, underneath it all Tally is just another, regular 22-year-old who is confronted with as many pressures and insecurities as we all are, regardless of our age or abilities.
Spear grew up in an artistic household, and being the daughter of a theatre actress and a musician, has clearly shaped her own creative path but she is an artist who taps in to her own experience rather than simply sharing those she has observed. Growing up Tally Spear was fed traditional folk and rock music from a young age, and started playing under the influence of her dad, who encouraged her development as an artist. A trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, she started writing and playing her own music at a very early age.
The culmination of her all her musical efforts comes in the form of her ‘Fade To White’ EP. The six track record is a conclusive piece of work that feels like a consolidation of her musical influences. The release ebbs and flows between the upbeat, pop-country feel of ‘Days Like These’ and title track ‘Fade To White’, to the tales of experience and conflict in ‘Don’t Believe It’s All Me’ and ‘Just Don’t Know’. It’s a project way beyond the artist’s tender years, and a marker laid down for one of the most promising young songwriters currently on the scene.
Speaking about the EP, Tally Spear says: “This debut EP is a peek into my mind; I think anyone who listens to it will feel as if they know me and can relate to me, which is always an aim in my songwriting.”
You can listen to the ‘Fade To White’ EP right here:
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