Growing up in south London with a strong connection to her British-Bengali heritage has given Tara Lily a unique perspective on music and global culture. She has spent her life absorbing a multitude of sounds and genres from her surroundings, ranging from alternative R&B to classical jazz and traditional Bengali folk music.
For her new project, ‘Last Flight Out’, Tara Lily takes listeners on a journey around the globe, as she marries the sonic terrains of East and West. “It’s about movement, freedom, travel, immigration and love. Tara fuses together elements of jazz, Alt RnB, Indian classical, dance and much more. From bringing in her uncle to play tabla to recording sitar and jazz saxophone at Unwound Studios, Tara has worked in unique ways to bring her vision to life.
It was this intriguing blend of sounds and her deep understanding of the worlds they come from which caught the attention of the likes of Virgil Abloh, Gilles Peterson and Motown Records UK, who signed Tara as their first British artist. Following on from her last EP ‘Lost in London’, Tara has continued to further her musical explorations and delve deeper into her South Asian heritage. Whether it is musically or visually, Tara Lily is continually creating something distinctive and personal; ‘Last Flight Out’ is a rich and provocative musical education, as well as a celebration of strength, power, and talent.