Hi Tarah Who, and welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine! We are really excited to support you in this new exciting release. Tell us everything about it.
Tarah G. Carpenter and Coralie Herve PC Maria Quintana
TGC: Hi!! Excited as well! Our February release song is called “Manners”.
I am especially excited about this one because we did something completely different for the music video, we shot it in 8mm.
The song itself was inspired by the story of my mom as a child.
I first started writing the song, because my mom was telling me of an incident that happened with a friend.
Our friend got a little offended because after coming back from her trip, my mom didn’t greet her as she hoped she would.
When my mom told me the story, she didn’t understand why she was offended. She was happy to see her, but she didn’t express it as much and with all of the affection her friend was giving her.
We talked about it for a minute and then it made sense.
My mom was born in 1943, to a French woman and a German soldier. At the time, it was a BIG deal and there was even a name for those kids (Boche).
At the age of 10, my mom was abandoned on a carousel.
She was raised in a foster home and in a catholic school by nuns who were very strict.
‘Manners’ talks about being raised like a good civilian, where you must be well behaved, but because my mom wasn’t raised by parents who loved her, she didn’t have that warmth and affection parents, or a family can give you.
When the Black Lives Matter protests were happening, I was thinking of humankind.
Love, compassion. again..love..and whatever people “learn” from their religion.
I wanted to spread love and kindness in this song, because of everything that was happening.
Reminding people that love is within us and not coming from a ‘book’.
You don’t need to be taught to love, you just do. no one is born racist, your education makes you judgmental and becomes a racist.
So ‘Manners’ is hopefully a reminder that love is within us and not to be sought anywhere else.
Are you excited about this single launch?
CH: It’s always exciting to release new music and a video for it !! Our new single “Manners”, the audio and the video, are really different from “Swallow that Pill”.
TGC: Yes, very! I am excited to see how people react. I wanted to try something different for this album. A different writing approach, so we will see. 😉
What is the process you use to create your music?
Tarah Who Bnw Javier
CH: Tarah writes the demos for the songs, playing all the instruments. Once she has a structure, she sends me the song and gives me the idea of the groove and the feeling of it.
I can add my own thing to it, which is really great !!!
TGC: Yeah pretty much:) This time, I did things a little differently. I had a bunch of texts, and lyrics out.
There was a recurrent theme where I either exposed myself (vulnerable) or I exposed someone or something.
I came up with the music afterward, I recorded riffs, and kind of pushed the music out, rather than letting it come to me.
Also, because of Covid, we worked on zoom with Coralie and Jason Orme, our producer.
I sent the demos, and then we learned the songs and trusted each other that we would be prepared when the date of the studio arrived! We had never played the songs together!
Also, Coralie is usually there until the product is done, but again because of Covid, we were limiting contact with each other.
Coralie came to record the drums, but Jason and I finished everything else.
And what about the video?
TGC: So we shot the video in Downtown Los Angeles. Maria wanted to shoot in 8mm and it looks very very cool. This happened during the covid and during the elections. Every time we had a second, we would check our phones to see if we had the results yet! We almost had to postpone because of the possibility that there would be riots but luckily everything went according to plan!
What are your favorite artists and/or composers?
TGC: Generally I like artists who open up and who are true to themselves, despite their musical genre. I am more inclined to anything rock, the 90s, grunge, punk but I am open to every kind of music. I don’t really have favorites, I love the Distillers ‘Coral Fang’, Motorhead, Tool, RATM, etc… but any song is good as long as it is heartfelt or has a meaning. Even if it is happy;)
CH: My favorite band is Nightwish, a symphonic metal band from Finland. I love Ghost, Cyhra and Beast In Black too.
Do they have anything in common?
Tarah G Carpenter and Coralie Herve by Maria Quintana
CH: Metal !!! Hahahaha
TGC: Authenticity! but it doesn’t have to be hardcore!
How did they influence your style and sound?
TGC: Oh well, the 90s, definitely influenced my sound and ears! What I like is fast-paced, noise, Rock, hard-hitting drums, etc.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
TGC: Overall I would say this recording. I am very very excited to share what we came up with. We had a lot of fun doing this and it is very different from what we have released in the past. Not better just different.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
CH: We have new music and videos coming for the next few months which is really exciting !!
TGC: The big plan is to release a song every month until the album is released in April. Hopefully, we can continue, and live shows will come back, but if not, we will be coming up with lots of new things!
What do you think about LiveTrigger?
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CH: It’s really awesome to promote bands and live music, especially during this time !! Thank you so much!!!
TGC: Exactly! It is really hard with all of the new music and bands to stand out sometimes and in times of covid, all we can do is spread the word out through the worldwide webs, so thank you for the opportunity to talk about our new release!
How can our readers follow you on social media?
TGC: Whichever you prefer, just add Tarah Who!
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However, if you want to reach out to us, Instagram is your best bet!