“Bed Song 1” By Tasha

Chicago based musician Tasha, recently shared a new video for track “Bed Song 1.” The track is off her current release Tell Me What You Miss The Most, now available via Father/Daughter Records. Tasha has also shared the exciting news that following her European tour supporting Half Waif in February and March she will return to North America for a run of dates supporting Nilüfer Yanya in April and May.

Speaking on the video, Tasha says: “Stella and I were partially inspired by Carrie Mae Weems’ “Kitchen Table Series” for some of the imagery in this video, and the intimate way those tableaus tell stories of womanhood, solitude, and home space. We chose to shoot in 35mm film both because of Stella’s expertise with the medium, as well as the gentleness and comfort that format emits. Paired with the song, this video follows a story of missing, longing, and self-fulfillment.”

“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.)”

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.”

2022 Live Dates

2/26/2022 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol
2/27/2022 – Manchester, UK – Yes
2/28/2022 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
3/1/2022 – London, UK – Hoxton Hall
3/4/2022 – Utrecht, NL – Ekko
3/5/2022 – Paris, FR – Le Hasard Ludique
3/7/2022 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
4/26/2022 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
4/28/2022 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
4/30/2022 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/1/2022 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
5/3/2022 – Washington DC – Black Cat
5/4/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/6/2022 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
5/7/2022 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/9/2022 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
5/10/2022 – Toronto, ON – The Axis Club
5/12/2022 – Detroit, MI – El Club Detroit
5/13/2022 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
5/14/2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
5/17/2022 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
5/18/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
5/20/2021 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
5/21/2022 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
5/22/2022 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom


Purchase Tell Me What You Miss The Most by Tasha HERE