Tally Spear has a dark-pop sound with an IDGAF attitude and we can't get enough of it. She's definitely an artist you need to keep your eye on. We talked to her about her song "Can't Find What I'm Looking For" and what's been inspiring her lately.
How did you get started in music?
Tally: I grew up in a musical house, my older brother in a punk band, my dad always on the guitar. It was just part of who I was, I was writing music and lyrics since I was very young.
Tell me about your song “Can’t Find What I’m Looking For” what’s the story behind it?
Tally: The feeling of searching for something we don’t fully understand, constantly looking for meaning in our relationships, experiences, the pursuit of happiness, and the fact that what we’re ultimately looking for may be somewhat of a fabrication.
How have you been keeping sane during these pandemic times?
Tally: It’s not been easy for someone who craves business and constant movement. It’s forced me to do something that I usually try to avoid: being still. Remaining sane has been creating a routine for each day and writing endless to do lists, (a passion of mine), and trying my best to enjoy the present moment and not wish it away.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in the music industry?
Tally: Realizing that it’s going to be an uphill battle, that things don’t just fall into place like you may have expected them to as an enthusiastic teenage songwriter. It takes a lot of work, a lot of self belief, and the ability to stand up after knock-backs again and again with no loss of enthusiasm. That is a challenge. But I’ve learnt to grow my self-confidence through it which is a blessing. Without that, it would be impossible.
What has been inspiring you lately?
Tally: Those moments where you catch yourself being creative at home when least expecting it. I was doing the dishes the other night, totally being present in that moment, and just started humming this melody that is now a new track I’m working on. Listening to music on a run, reading a new book. It all kinda works together.
What’s your best piece of advice for young women?
Tally: Don’t let rejection and unkindness allow you to doubt yourself. Allow it to fuel you even more.
Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold