West Australian songwriter Tanya Ransom has a brand new EP out called Breakdown To Breakthrough and today we’re featuring the title-track which possesses one of those magical choruses that lifts the song skyward, soaring on a beautiful melodic run. The art of doing that while singing about troubled times is what makes it that much better. Tanya’s voice, like that of Tracy McNeil and Liz Stringer, inhabits the sweet spot between tough and tender. It’s weathered and learned and you get a real sense that she’s either lived the scenarios she’s singing of or she knows someone who has.
As Tanya explains, the song is about resilience and approaching dark times with optimism. “It came to me in a time of self-reflection when the world appeared to stand still. Realising that the most significant times of change have come when everything around you falls apart. When you’ve hit rock bottom and there’s nowhere left to go other than picking yourself up and moving on. Usually with a newfound sense of purpose.”
Australian alt-country continues to mine a rich seam of homegrown songwriting and if you’re not already a fan of Tanya’s music then hers is another name to add to the growing list of world class artists hailing this part of the world.
OCTOBER TOUR DATES
- Fri 8th – Sun 10th – Nanga Music Festival, Dwellingup
- Fri 15th – House Concert, Bridgetown
- Sun 17th – The River, Margaret River
- Sun 24th – Freo Arts Centre, Fremantle
- Sun 31st Oct – Duke Of George, Fremantle