The first person featured on ‘PUT ME ON’ is singer Tiana Major-Nine
Words by Charles Odugbesan
If you know you know right? But what if you don’t? What if you’re not up on all the latest and you’ve got no one willing to put you on? That’s what 14HQ is here for. We don’t like to leave anybody out!
So let’s begin with entry Number 1 of PUT ME ON: East London Singer Tiana Major-Nine and her latest EP – Rehearsal @ NINE. Rehearsal @ NINE is the long awaited 6 track project released January 26th. Since her debut single in 2017 ‘Merry Go’, there has been a long and patient wait for a subsequent body of work to drop and as we enter a New Year, we finally have it!
Rehearsal @ NINE has a wonderful blend of all of Tiana’s musical influences – R&B, Soul and Jazz with elements of Hip-Hop throughout. All of these bases are covered in this EP and to top it all off, the singer from Newham ties all the different sounds together with her incredible voice. She has a great vocal range and can effortlessly sing her way into different pockets without sounding out of place. It doesn’t seem as though she needed to do much to adjust to the instrumentals that producer PRGRSHN laid down for her.
One of the most innovative little features of the EP is the snippets of production that can be heard between the songs, providing a flash of insight into the process in the studio. It’s a nice personal touch. You get to hear little instances of the artist at work instead of just being spoon fed a fully polished final product. What good is a musical project you can’t experiment with right?
Visuals? Music videos you ask. From this EP, in particular, Tiana has videos for the very soulful ‘Levee: Let it Break’ record released last January and then for the smooth love confession ‘Mr Mysterious’ which followed up in early August.
Check both videos out here –
So now that you’ve been put on, don’t waste any more time!! Listen to Rehearsal @ NINE.
FINAL HEADS UP!! On the 28th February, Tiana will be performing at Hoxton Hall. It’s going to be her first headline show! Be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram for more info!