Tizane is a twenty-year-old drop out from the School of Life – it’s actually quite difficult to drop out from that one but she managed it with distinction. Those exam years were spent in isolation, hidden away in a cluttered bedroom, learning guitar chords, plonking away at otherwise retired keyboards and setting up a studio facility from pieces of junk probably better suited to the set of an early Thirties Universal movie where pale skinned Colin Clive would pit his creative genius against that of God.
For a native of South East London there are many better ways of burning up one’s teens, but Tizane
was on a mission to make music.
But that sustained term of self-imposed solitary confinement was not, so it transpires, for nought, as in said period, Tizane became a prolific writer of twisted, surreal ballads, all recorded to varying levels of quality and completion.
By 2018 she was venturing out from the ‘fortress of solitude’ and gingerly bashing out 'Apocalyptic' ditties to the unsuspecting foot tappers of Open Mic nights around the West Kent / London borders. Sometimes on guitar, sometimes on keyboard, she would showcase her catalogue of ill begotten gems – ‘Dead to me, Floating, Down the road', ‘Oblivion’,- and audience members would flick knowing glances to one another, whispering their stunned appreciation. Her dark songs and, fragile signature voice would leave them scratching their heads and reaching for comfort references, ‘She sounds like Kate Bush’, ‘I was thinking Billie Eilish’, she’s a witch!
At one such atmospheric occasion Tizane was approached by London based Independent, Burning Girl Records, and by the early Spring of 2019, complete with a few updated studio fittings and, at least one guitar with all six strings attached, she set about recording completed versions of the gorgeous semi shanties that had haunted her for many a year.
But, as with all the best laid plans of mice and men, no sooner had she completed her debut collection, Cherry, Covid 19 visited our shores and the new normal put paid to the last. A never-ending series of nationwide lockdowns and closures sent her are venture off the cliff with no video production, no band rehearsals, no interviews and of course no live performances. Indeed, conditions severe enough to deter any upstart from the original aspiration - but not Tizane! She remained focused, adamant and determined to unleash her talent monster from its chains and wreak havoc on a very ill prepared public!
Well, there's a lot of 'Tizaniacs' out there who are standing firm in their belief that Tizane's single, 'Who's gonna hurt me now' is the ultimate post pandemic anthem and is should be destined for radio playlists - you can judge for yourself right here... https://youtu.be/lzZcu2qTnMQ