Exclusive Single Premiere: Tanya Ransom “Cyclone” (2020)

“Cyclone” is the latest single from Western Australian singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom, and we are thrilled to have the first listen of this track, and accompanying video, ahead of its release tomorrow. Ransom is a vivid storyteller, weaving together her narratives as skillfully as her blend of folk, blues and alt-country. In a time when there is so much chaos in the world, Ransom has the voice, the musicianship and the stories to momentarily set us all at ease.

“Cyclone” is the second single to be released off her forthcoming EP, due to be released sometime in 2021. It follows on from “Armour” which was released in October 2019.

Ransom writes of the inspiration for “Cyclone”, “What began as a cyclonic relationship has shifted into the turbulent uncertain times we find ourselves coping with in the past year. The relationship has become a metaphor for this crazy time we are living in right now. I’d like to think that is conveyed to people when they’re listening to the song and amongst the chaos and rubble they find some hope and resolution.”

“Cyclone” was recorded on Wardandi Boodja country (Margaret River) with long time collaborator and good friend Dave Mann (Dave Mann Collective, We Two Thieves). Mann featured on guitars, with Roy Martinez on bass.

The beautiful lush video was shot by Harry Jakamarra and Marlikka Perdrisat, filmed on Rubibi, Djugun, Yawuru country (Broome). Jakamarra said of the intent of the video: “This music video was about trying to represent inner emotional turmoil in a subtle, universal way. It is a search for an eye of calm in the howling bluster of the mind.” 

“Cyclone” is to be released on the 6th November, 2020. You can pre-save it HERE

You can follow Tanya Ransom on Facebook, Instagram and her website

Header image credit: Harry Jakamarra

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