I can’t keep in mind the final time a music punched me within the intestine fairly like ‘FUNNY!’, the newest providing from Melbourne dreamboat Tamara & the Desires.
For context, it was three am, I used to be scrolling by means of Twitter within the midst of a corona-induced bout of insomnia, in all probability on the verge of tweeting some embarrassing bullshit after I noticed Tamara plug her first single of 2020. I listened to it and cried like a god rattling child. It’s not that it’s a very unhappy music, but it surely excavated a bunch of unidentifiable emotions that I had skilled and never confronted as a result of I didn’t perceive them. Emotions of Gen Z loneliness symptomatic of the irony-poisoned hell that we’re entrenched in.
“‘FUNNY!’ is an announcement concerning the downfall of our technology to sarcasm, irony and meme tradition,” explains Tamara. “We construct our identities round being ‘humorous’ all the time, we regularly find yourself hiding up our true selves. Tamara learnt this lesson throughout a detailed friendship that resulted on this observe being written.”
I used to be so excited concerning the music and the overwhelming emotions exorcism it incited that I despatched Tamara a really unprofessional DM asking her a bunch of burning to Get To Know questions. So please, throw your self a ‘FUNNY!’ listening occasion and take a look at what Tamara needed to say for herself beneath.
How did your artist title come about?
my artist title was once Tamara Lee, after which I made a meme account referred to as @manicpixiememegurl based mostly on the literary trope of the manic pixie dream lady, after which I turned Tamara Dream, after which I made a band with my buddy Matt and he needed to name it Teriyaki Tofu and I steered Tamara & the Desires, after which Matt left the band so it turned out okay.
Inform us a bit about your single, what it’s about and the way it happened?
I as soon as stated to my buddy Jason in exasperation, ‘why do you at all times must be humorous?!’ after which went oh, I ought to write a music about this sense. Then I made FUNNY! as a name out to each of us and to everybody I work together with on-line. Who doesn’t love utilizing humour as a coping mechanism for coping with actual life?
What do you like about your hometown?
Melbourne is topographically flat (so it’s nice to trip my bike in all places) and culturally not flat in any respect (I get to a part of it’s vibrant music group)
Favorite non-music interest?
Losing the finite hours of my life scrolling twitter, instagram and tiktok whereas avoiding all duties!
What’s in your dream rider?
Decaf oat milk iced espresso, barely candy barely salty popcorn and vegan duck bahn mi.
Dream music collaboration?
Charli XCX, Weezer, Frankie Cosmos
The place do you see your self in 10 years?
Moved out of my mum’s home, or wealthy and well-known, or each
What’s your go-to karaoke music?
Fancy by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
What’s one of the best recommendation you’ve ever obtained?
Individuals will go away you on learn, you’ll go away individuals on learn, all of us go away one another on learn ultimately; life goes on.
What’s one obsession you might have that nobody would guess after listening to your music?
I’m a diehard Taylor Swift fan