Drawing strong influences largely from Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, and Lo-fi, Tahsh is a local independent artist who sets out to create music that marries all of his favourite genres. We sat down with singer-songwriter Tahsh for this week’s edition of Spotify Saturdays.
Tell us your name, and how you’d introduce yourself to someone whom you’re meeting for the first time.
I’m Tahsh! I’m a huge fan of living in the moment, loving life, and creating art. It started with Photography, then Music and Acting. The three passions of my lifetime. I was in an English/French Band called Retrospective for about a year before I started properly working on my own music. I also started a Spotify Podcast with my best friend called Audacity Podcasts.
What are the five tracks of your life?
1. Don’t Cry (Original) – Guns N’ Roses
2. Still Loving You – Scorpions
3. Estranged – Guns N’ Roses
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
5. Bed Of Roses – Bon Jovi
Why would you consider this playlist to be significant to you?
Listening to these songs brings me back to a time where everything was simpler. The nostalgia of it all. Back then I’d be in the bus on the way to school at 7 am in the morning, listening to music and one of these tracks would come on. I’d be instantly transported to another world where I felt passion, motivation and safety.
Like nothing mattered. Nothing besides what I felt. That’s when I started making my own music, in hopes of one day giving someone else the same inspiration that I got. Allowing them to feel the way I want them to feel, through each piece of music.
Pick one track and tell me your fondest/most interesting memory of it.
Don’t Cry – Guns N’ Roses.
This song brought me out of really dark times. Times where everything seemed foreign. This song showed me how powerful music could be. It is 4 minutes and 43 seconds of serenity, of peace, of allowing myself to embrace whatever was going on in my life.
I remember being really sad in the back of a bus on the way to school back in 2015 or 2016 and I was listening to music. This song came on and soon enough, I started tearing. I wasn’t sure why, but I just had to let go I guess.
On a lighter note haha, It was one of the few songs that really helped me move towards writing and producing my own music. Something that I could call my own. Something that could help not only me, but others move towards better places. Towards better things.
If I had asked you this question 10 years ago, what is the one track that your then-self would have picked as your favourite?
Still Loving You – Scorpions
My mom was the first person to introduce me to music. Hence why we have very similar music taste, especially in old rock. She would play these songs when I was young and I’d know the lyrics, but never the names. Eventually when I was older and started exploring music myself, I came across these songs again, and it hit me like a train when I realised I knew these songs that I hadn’t heard in years. I knew their lyrics and their tunes.
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