TRACK REVIEW: Taliraw – El Camino | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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After years of performing music in her native Czech, accomplished artist, cellist, composer and singer Taliraw relocated to Newcastle, leaving behind her former band and intent on starting again from scratch. Mixing in a range of styles from lo-fi, hip-hop, pop and ambient, she’s keen to tell her stories as authentically and honestly as possible, drawing from musical and cultural sources.

El Camino, the lead single from her upcoming English Weather EP, plays out like a dreamy snapshot of the personal frustrations of daily life. Expectations of others, family pressure, rapped refrains on working two jobs, social anxiety, wanting to be free of worry. Despite the reflective lyrics the swirling music builds and uplifts, offering hope, light and that freedom she seeks.

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