T8iana, a proud transgender girl making world news with her music
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsSee) Tatiana, better known by her stage name T8iana (“Tay-tiana”), an Australian transgender singer-songwriter of Mauritian-Indian-French descent, has released her debut single dance/ pop “What do you have to say now?” from her debut album ‘Celebrat8ion’. The single was produced by Clarence Jey, Rebecca Black’s Grammy Award-winning record producer, “Friday”, based in Los Angeles. video, directed by Joyce Northey of Abele Productions, was coincidentally filmed on November 20, 2021, observed as Transgender Day of Remembrance, in memory of transgender people murdered as a result of transphobia. The video was choreographed by the famous Australian dancer MartijnSedgfield, who has also worked with big stars like Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Meghan Trainor.T8iana’s music reflects the struggles she went through in her childhood, adolescence and adult life, growing up in a conservative middle-class environment in his hometown and grappling with difference. Born a boy, T8iana knew she was different from other children when it came to her gender. Her life changed when a life-changing incident nearly killed her. She was violently attacked by a group of homophobic teenagers as she walked home alone after school. “That night, something died and something was reborn in me. I decided to be brave and true to myself. It was almost like I was shifting into a new state of mind,” T8iana says of this unfortunate incident. She became a woman in 2014.
Watch the video here www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGsNkCOYIDA This debut single and subsequent tracks will signal the arrival of T8iana as she slowly transitions into the role of one woman filling the music ecosystem pop with an array of club-friendly dance anthems. Riding the new wave of LGBTI music icons (Troye Sivan, LilNasX) who are using their talents to drive change, T8iana is undeniably not afraid to break stereotypes. “My debut single – a dance anthem, is an unspoken retaliation to all the people who caused me pain during my growing up years. I’m sure a lot of straight and/or gay people will relate to the lyrics. says T8iana of the track. T8iana received vocal training at Vox School of Music in Melbourne, but always dreamed of being a painter. Given family financial constraints, she was unable to to pursue her artistic career at the school of her dreams, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Instead, she turned her passion to music. The first influences came from the pop music of the 80s played in the house by her mother – a style strongly reflected in her songs. T8iana has always loved the idea of using dance music to express serious themes in a fun way – a ploy that has been used by artists throughout the ages. “T8iana’s songs are a mix of such power and such emotional transparency, I have to be even more careful not to dilute that during production,” producer Clarence Jey said when launching the song. Watch/listen to ‘What do you have to say now?’ on her YouTube channel: T8iana, Spotify: T8iana, Instagram: the_real_t8iana and Facebook: T8iana. Image: T8iana PWR PWR
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