Since her stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2, Tia Kofi has thrown herself into her music career. She has already given us a few iconic releases in singles, “Outside In” and “Loving Me Like That.” For 2022 the drag artist seems determined the hits keep coming. I can think of no better way than to kick off the new chapter (her second EP release is due out in June this year) than by linking up with Rod Thomas (aka Bright Light Bright Light) once, more.
Rod and Tia first collaborated on the Gill Lewis produced track “Loving Me Like That” last year. Sharing my thoughts in a review about the song, I said “without a doubt, she has laid down her best vocals.” The artist Tia always aspires to be better. In contrasting ways, this is what she is giving us a full measure of in her new song. The aptly named “Get Better,” sees Ian Masterson (Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Pet Shop Boys), join the team as co-writer and producer.
In a statement issued over Instagram Tia comments,
“Get Better” is about recovering from a bad place of mental health and healing a broken heart. It’s about trying to believe in yourself again after your confidence has been knocked and when someone has damaged you and caused you pain. There is the hope that you can put yourself back together and even find someone new who can help you feel whole again. It’s about someone trying to move on from the damage and find the antidote to that pain. This is why the song is so important to me because it reflects my real life.”
The song has a notably empowering theme by way of self-affirming lyrics. Seeing the Lee Cheney directed music video develop this idea further makes me ecstatic. The lighting in the clip plays a major role, creating a simple effect yet fully echoing the sentiment felt in the song. I really must mention the beautiful choreography in this visual. This impressive dance routine was choreographed by Billy Sawyer, who dances with Jorge Antonio and Tia. The sequence put together is particularly gracefully while being tender and emotively expressive.
Although I am no expert when it comes to dancing. I know a magnificent, artful performance when I see one. I feel like I should show my appreciation of this art, not by writing a review, but by sending these three beauts bouquets of flowers. Which seems to me to be more fitting instead.
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