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Tell Me What You Miss The Most

by Tasha

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    - Transparent Milky Clear vinyl (Father/Daughter Exclusive), limited to 750
    - Includes double-sided insert with lyrics
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    item ships out on or around December 3, 2021
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    Includes digital pre-order of Tell Me What You Miss The Most. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 5, 2021
    item ships out on or around December 3, 2021
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
Bed Song 1
2.
History
3.
Perfect Wife 03:38
I’m a wreck I’m in over my head Find myself at your doorstep again and again Something so sweet in the way that you soothe Sure I’ll stay up all night honey just for you Let’s find some place we can go out and dance You wear your hair down I’ll wear my favorite pants On the floor I’ll be stunned every time Truth is darling you’re such a perfect wife Perfect wife! I can see us I know that it’s true You’ll take care of me I’ll take care of you too Every morning I’ll blush and I will smile I’ll say pinch me please how can it be you’re by my side? Let’s find some place we can go out and dance You wear your hair down I’ll wear my favorite pants On the floor I’ll be stunned every time Truth is darling you’re such a perfect wife Perfect wife!
4.
Sorry's Not Enough
5.
Love Interlude
6.
Dream Still
7.
Burton Island
8.
Do you remember that warm fall day we brought Grandma’s ashes up to Lake Superior down the shore we called out her glorious name Oh I remember the blue of that sky The water cool around our legs the way it never ended Couldn’t help ourselves we had to cry But I do wish I told you you’re the bravest one of us all So much joy we can cling to even if the missing don’t stop So comes summer and with it this rush for breezes gentle on our cheeks and lips so easy smiling We’ll devote ourselves let this carry us But I still wish I told you you’re the bravest one of us all So much joy we must cling to even when the missing don’t stop We’ll find ways to keep in the sun Roll out of bed into an open palm Shielded from this world’s weary spell Hush now, you are safely held Hush now, you are safely held
9.
Year From Now
10.
Bed Song 2

about

Tasha’s second album, Tell Me What You Miss The Most mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love. Full of deep, invigorating inhales and relieved, joyful exhales, Tell Me What You Miss The Most is an exquisitely crafted breath of much needed air.

“Won’t you lay near me please / goodbyes aren’t easy to swallow / Here take my heart for me / I don’t need all this old sorrow” Tasha sings, her voice smooth and honeyed in the first track of the album “Bed Song 1.” She stands on the brink of saying farewell to something once-sweet, the sentiment swirling into the slow-walking pace of the second track, “History,” which wonders aloud “Was it me / Did I not prove to you how far I’d go”. Still, the album refuses to stagnate, instead taking the listener on a whirl across a much-missed dance floor in “Perfect Wife,” calling to mind the sheer pleasure and giddiness of dancing hand-in-hand with a pretty girl. “Perfect Wife” is also a track that demonstrates Tasha’s musical versatility and showmanship, featuring a seamless, slightly retro chorus embroidered with the lilting chirrup of flutes as played by Vivian McConnell.

Yes, Tell Me What You Miss the Most isn’t just a catalogue of tenderness----it’s also a showcase of Tasha’s growing and formidable musicianship. “When I made Alone at Last, I had only been writing songs for two years. I hardly even knew what kind of song writer I was. But this record feels much stronger as far as a representation of my songwriter and musicianship,” says Tasha, adding “I did feel like I was piloting it in a way that I haven’t really felt before.” Take the heady soprano whisper of “Sorry’s Not Enough” that crests into the wave-crashing roll of dissonance propelled by Ashley Guerrero’s insistent drumbeat. From its attention to instrumentation, the clean strumming of guitars both acoustic and electric, to the steady stretch of Tasha’s vocals across each verse and chorus, this is an album that follows an artist as she produces a sound all her own.

In its second half, the album becomes more spacious, peering with clear eyes toward a blue horizon threaded with a folk tinged, out-of-doors sound. Chimes recorded outside her grandfather’s house twinkle on “Love Interlude.” On “Burton Island,” Tasha sings of “the sun’s last song,” asking “honey dance for a while, dance for a while.” In fact, many of these songs seem to invite gentle dancing, the type of breezy bodily weaving one might engage in on a Saturday morning or a firefly-dotted summer night. These are swaying songs,” Tasha says, extending an invitation to her listeners to rock back and forth, cradled by her music.

“I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album, “the writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.” Other inspirations include kissing, long drives in nature, her mother, and “winter and all that it allows (being alone inside, wrapped up in something warm, feeling things deeply.)” Her list of inspirations is a collection of types of touch; fleeting affectionate touch, the brush of a knit blanket, the bracing grip of feeling one’s own skin twinned in a palm. So too does the album veer in and out of touch with Tasha herself, tracing tenderness and loneliness, the paradox of feeling held and utterly abandoned at once.

As the album winds down, the feeling of a sun setting or a year ending begins to glow, as if Tell Me What You Miss The Most charts a path through the desolate starkness of a personal winter, the blossoming of an internal spring, the blaze of a heart’s summer and then the golden dénouement of autumn. Regarding the shape of the album itself, Tasha discusses her intention for it to feel like a finished, fully realized piece of art. She says, “I wanted very much for this to feel like an album with a start and finish, where there’s an arc that’s brought back around.” An organic feeling of rise and fall lifts the album from beginning to end, especially given the bookend of “Bed Song 1” and “Bed Song 2.” Between these Bed Songs lies a journey of emotional burnishing, of loss, realization, re-imagination, with dreams bounding toward the future. Still, we begin and end in a place of intimacy and rest, reflecting Tasha’s long held belief in the necessity and power of respite. Listeners might recognize the bed as not just an album through line but a career one. Even while Tell Me What You Miss The Most represents growth and change, Tasha notes that “there are parts of me as a songwriter and emoting poet-person that carry over. Bed might be the obvious connection.”

Listen to Tell Me What You Miss The Most as the sun peeks its downy head over the rooftops. Listen as you sit down to your cup of coffee, listen as you remember someone you once loved and wonder what might have been. Listen as you imagine different pasts, their many colors laid out before you, dizzying in their potential. Listen as the sun sets again and the moon rises, her cool face perfectly hung in the night sky. Listen as you imagine all the people you might some day be, all the mornings you’ll grow to greet. Listen as you pull someone close. Listen, and let the album pull you close.

credits

releases November 5, 2021

All songs written by Tasha Viets-VanLear
Produced by Tasha Viets-VanLear and Eric Littmann
Recorded and mixed by Eric Littmann at his home studio in Chicago, IL
Drums recorded by Abby Black at Audiotree Studios in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Dave Vettraino at Public House Sound Recordings in Chicago, IL
Vocals & Guitar by Tasha Viets-VanLear
Bass by Eric Littmann and Tasha Viets-VanLear
Drums by Ashley Guerrero
Additional guitar by Eileen Peltier on “History” and “Year From Now”
Flute by Vivian McConnell on “Perfect Wife” and “Dream Still”
Violin by Macie Stewart on “Bed Song 1” and “Lake Superior”

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Tasha Chicago, Illinois

'Tell Me What You Miss The Most' out Nov 5 (digital) / Dec 3 (LP/CD/CS)

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