Tune Obsessed: Meet Tash, America’s newest music sensation who is Australian born

Tash, aka Tash Palmer is an Australian born singer/songwriter/musician discovered on Instagram by a multi-platinum record producer & songwriter Mark J. Feist  (Celine Dion).  While she may have some from the land of hashtags, comments and likes, Tash comes from a musical family: her mother is a guitar teacher and her father a bass player. With all that music around her, it was only natural that Tash started playing guitar and songwriting at an early age. Tash writes most of her lyric and melodies herself. #obsessed. 

Q: How would you describe your music?
A: I think the best way to describe my music is a cross between pop and RnB with an old school feel.

Q: What made you want to start doing music?
A: Growing up surrounded by a musical family definitely inspired me to start music, in particular my mother. She is a songstress herself and hearing her writing her own music influenced me to do the same.

Q: Your upcoming EP is being released, what are your songs about?
A: Each song has its own story I guess. “Softly”, “Lil Love Song” and “Wise” talk about love / lust and feeling uncertain about relationships. “I Don’t Like Parties” is about wanting to leave a party and be alone with someone, and “Worried” was written about a genuine concern I had for someone I knew who was making a lot of bad decisions.

Q: Where do you find your inspiration to create your music?
A:I get a lot of inspiration from daydreaming. I also find inspiration from the things that people say. I even sometimes write phrases from conversation in my notes when people aren’t looking hahaha.

Q: On your Instagram, it says that you are based in Sydney and LA. What would be something that your LA fans may not know about Sydney?
A: Something they may not know about Sydney is that we don’t all talk in bogan Australian accents and eat shrimp on barbecues. Only some of us do.

Q: Do you think there’s a difference in the music scene between Sydney and Los Angles?
A: There’s definitely a huge difference in the music scene in Sydney.

Q: If so, how do you think it differs?
A: What’s popular and on heavy rotation on the radio stations in LA is far more diverse, urban and rhythmic whilst Sydney (and pretty much everywhere else in Australia) has quite a limited range of genres that get played on radio. We do have a station called triple J though, which plays a lot of indie, underground music. Sometimes I listen to it and end up discovering some really cool things.

Q: What’s your biggest dream as a musician?
A: my biggest aspirations as a musician would be to work and collaborate with other artists, play more shows, tour with other artists and basically sustain a long and successful career as a writer. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.

Q: If you could pick any artist in the world to work with, who would it be?
A: I’d love to work with Billie Eilish, and also her brother Finneas. They’re both amazing writers and I look up to them a lot.