Tara Lee will be a familiar face with viewers of the British soap opera Eastenders, she was recently on our screens playing the character Jessica Jones (the prospective flatmate of Jay Brown and Billy Mitchell) in the long-running, drama. It is not the only acting plaudit which Tara has under her belt, she has many others, including film. With, performing in her lifeblood, the Irish talent is also beginning to make waves embarking on a singing career as well. Tara Lee debuts with “Boyz” and it’s definitely not what you’d call a typical kind of pop song. But you know what this is exactly, why I’m crazy in pop love with it.
Tara has a tremendously pretty voice. I was quite, taken aback by how effortlessly she switches from husky to airy, whispery tones. She does this quick flash and with elegance. “Boyz” is a very hauntingly melodic kind of song, reflective of the gritty moodiness conveyed in the song’s deep emotively charged lyrics. This is no twee pop song about being crazy in love. It is poignant, on the dark side, dramatic, a toxic kind of love. Pretty much as far removed from being a bed of roses as you could ever imagine, more thorny if anything.
Not only does this track bring to light how accomplished and assured a singer Tara is but also her song-writing skills are razor-sharp and intelligent. She wrote this bewitching track with producer Justin Broad and Paul Herman. She is currently writing with Swedish pop producer Jonas Quant (Hurts, Kylie Minogue), Blair MacKichan (Paloma Faith, Sia) and Justin Broad. With names like this involved, I’m certain, you’ll agree with me there is plenty to be excited about here.
“Boyz” is just so gloriously different to what anybody else is doing right now, and is a mark of what makes it special.