Double Time
Tara Lily

Released: 21 Nov 2023

Label: Tru Thoughts

South London singer-songwriter, Tara Lily returns with her first taste of new music since the release of her last EP ‘Last Flight Out’. New single ‘Double Time’ see’s the classically trained jazz musician enter a darker era lyrically and expand into a more electronic sound that heavily delves into frenetic energy of drum n bass. The production offers a contrasting backdrop to Tara’s beautifully haunting vocals. Indian classical drones and flourishes of Rhodes piano siren through the double time groove to create a provocative and hedonistic track, adding to her catalogue of distinctive music that marries the sonic terrains of the East and West.

Accompanying the track is a video directed by Siddinth Ghosh, an up and coming Bengali film maker. Shot in India, the surreal visual see’s a nomadic Tara take to the streets of Mumbai and Goa, riding through the night on the back of motorbikes, leading a double life in double time. She lives life on the edge, dancing under the moon’s glow, in tranquil waters and amongst horses, leaving no traceable steps behind her. Tara adds, “Two gods, two masks, two worlds – The video reflects on the fast pace of life, on taking risks and losing control, on death and on living life to the full, on our human relationships and our relationships with god or divine powers and on who we think we are!” Check it out HERE

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. 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, Iggy pop and Motown Records UK, who signed Tara as their first British artist.

A formidable talent who celebrates strength and power in her music, ‘Double Time’ marks the start of this new chapter for the rising starlet who is set to release a brand new project to follow up her acclaimed EPs Last Flight Out and Lost in London.