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EDITORS’ NOTES

Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana says a "flow state" is what happens when you’re so connected with what you’re doing that you actually become your art. Sultana's debut album—which the artist wrote, produced, arranged, and played all 15 instruments on—is a lavish, organic mélange of soul (“Cigarettes”), R&B (“Murder to the Mind”), reggae (“Mellow Marmalade”), folk (“Pink Moon”,) and hip-hop, a sound recreated live using loop pedals. For years, Sultana's skills were honed busking on the streets of Melbourne, building a career with the determination heard in the lyrics of “Salvation,” a song about creating your own narrative: “I don’t need you for my own validation.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana says a "flow state" is what happens when you’re so connected with what you’re doing that you actually become your art. Sultana's debut album—which the artist wrote, produced, arranged, and played all 15 instruments on—is a lavish, organic mélange of soul (“Cigarettes”), R&B (“Murder to the Mind”), reggae (“Mellow Marmalade”), folk (“Pink Moon”,) and hip-hop, a sound recreated live using loop pedals. For years, Sultana's skills were honed busking on the streets of Melbourne, building a career with the determination heard in the lyrics of “Salvation,” a song about creating your own narrative: “I don’t need you for my own validation.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

82 Ratings

82 Ratings

It’s gonna be amazing

ernestina🥀

Preordered and haven’t even heard it but I just know this album will be incredible!!!

Finally a new ALbum

DawgHouse1986

One of my favorite artists in my library. So great tosee some new music from her. Have only heard a couple of samples but I'm sure this album will be just as good as her previous work.

Easily the best record created in 2018.

savingtheday22

Tash Sultana is one of the greatest musicians of her time. Her ability to make every song different and yet cohesive is something I have never found before. As a one person act, she plays everything live by gradually layering each instrument and then her voice. She is therapeutic, empowering. Cannot get enough of her music.

About Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana (short for Natasha Sultana) is an Australian indie musician known for her fiery vocals and command of multiple instruments and looping pedals. She first found the spotlight via the Internet with live videos of her one-woman-band performances. Sultana got her first guitar as a preschooler and went on to learn brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, among others, always eager to learn more. She was busking on the streets of Melbourne by her mid-teens. Open about her battles with addiction at that time, she suffered a drug-induced psychosis at the age of 17. After recovering with the aid of professional help, Sultana started a Bandcamp page and began making videos of her performances and uploading them to YouTube. In the spring of 2016, when she was 20, a live recording of her song "Jungle" went viral on Facebook, accumulating over a million plays in less than a week. She released the six-track Notion EP that December, which included the guitar-based reggae tune. In the meantime, she accepted invitations to play at music festivals, and in early 2017 Sultana signed with New York's Mom + Pop Music, which gave her debut EP a multi-format release. That year also brought a busy touring schedule, with shows booked across Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The single "Mystikal" appeared in October 2017. Sultana rounded out her year with four Aria Award nominations, including Breakthrough Artist and Best Blues and Roots Album. ~ Marcy Donelson

HOMETOWN
Melbourne, Australia
BORN
June 18, 1995

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