‘Dressed To Kill’ the latest single from Tanya Self, the born and bred Queenslander, is a loud and proud, classic girl anthem. Co-written with Sarah Godden (Delta Goodrem, Anthony Callea, Vanessa Amorosi), ‘Dressed To Kill’ ignites a crowd with a strong, earthy and positive message – the relationship is done and dusted; take control of your destiny and move on.
“Happiness and love doesn’t fall at your feet. You have to be truly open to the possibility of finding what you want. Sometimes that means taking a deep breath, putting yourself out there, and going for it. It’s a hard life lesson – but worth the risk,” smiles Tanya, who found herself in the same position after becoming divorced. Happily remarried, she has just celebrated her eleven year wedding anniversary.
‘Dressed To Kill’ was ear-marked as “single potential” from its inception in name alone. Early demos and crowd response soon confirmed its destiny and it grew into one of Tanya’s favourite songs to perform live. When the time came to nut out what to include on her 2014 “Random Truths” album, Tanya says, “It earned big ticks for being relatable and easily striking a chord with listeners. But you never know until you head into the studio. It was magical and so exciting to hear it morphing from a thumpy acoustic rendition into something with a great vibe over a cheeky and forthright message. It made sense.”
‘Dressed to Kill’ is Track 1 on “Random Truths” album, released in May 2014.
“Random Truths” has had three consecutive Top Ten single successes on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart including ‘The Jacaranda’ – the 1st single’s momentous eight weeks in the #1 spot – all produced in Nashville by award-winning Australian, Mike Flanders and collaborated with Rob Mackay and Jason Millhouse for Pacific International Music, here in Australia. Tanya has performed at some of Australia’s premiere music festivals including Gympie Music Muster, Urban Country, Blue Water Country Music Festival, Canberra Blues & Roots Festival, Whittlesea, and a long-awaited welcome return to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Poignant performances of ‘Listening In’, (the track that deals with the often-silenced topic of domestic violence) include the United Nations International Women’s Day Conference, Brisbane Queen Street Mall for White Ribbon Day and the Queensland Parliament House for White Ribbon pledge-taking ceremony.
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