The new release for Sydney music artist Tiana Troy follows a string of singles in 2020 that include Whatever and Waiting For You.
The new one is an extension of her previous releases, yet decidedly more brazen in its approach, musically and lyrically.
Tiana’s streamlined pop exploration of self-empowerment utilises a subtle rhythmic pulse, barebones instrumentation, and restrained melodic tendencies to present a non-nonsense trip into self-empowerment.
As the background to the track reveals and as Tiana says about her latest foray, ‘Not only did I turn eighteen one day before Sydney’s biggest lockdown, but it was also the day before I was meant to be in the studio to record vocals for all the new songs I had written. However, I overcame that.
I bought a new microphone, made a DIY vocal booth out of blankets, and began recording! Altogether, I recorded eight new tracks in my attic—including Careful. Careful is about being in charge, taking control and owning it.
‘‘ Careful has hooks throughout, from the quiet verses to the melodic pre-chorus and the chorus; the song is stamped with a certain kind of authority that adds to the overall tension of the song, allowing Tiana’s lyric to hit the mark.
I walked into the studio and said, I’m sick of writing love songs. I want a song where I’m the boss!’ Careful is pretty much that—a sultry R&B pop song with a persuasive vocal: and of course, Tiana in charge.
Utilising a classic pop song structure, Careful has hooks throughout, from the quiet verses to the melodic pre-chorus and the chorus; the song is stamped with a certain kind of authority that adds to the overall tension of the song, allowing Tiana’s lyric to hit the mark.
And the lyric pulls no punches, making the most of some strong imagery mixed with confidence and awareness such as contained in the second verse, ‘Always put me first yeah I run your world / Speak to me like church yeah I am your gospel / Devil with a curse you’re under my spell / Don’t you dare come I’ll show you a new hell’ Careful, with its measured adherence to a contemporary sound is sure to attract attention, at a streaming level and at radio.
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