Tara Lily Shares Her Own Experience and Uniqueness through “Hotel Amour”

Tara Lily comes back with her new single entitled “Hotel Amour”. With her new track, “Hotel Amour,” Tara Lily wanted to bring you to the neon-lit streets of the Pigalle neighborhood in Paris.

The song recalls Tara’s experience leaving a difficult relationship and starting her own journey at the Hotel Amour. Surrounded by the hotel’s blue walls, she started composing the piano riff that serves as the song’s core element.

“I wrote the song when I was staying at the Hotel Amour which had a big winding staircase, and the room was blue, like you’re looking out at the sky. I had a big falling out with someone I was seeing,” said Tara Lily.

This song captures the listener by grabbing at the undercurrent of Paris’s various subcultures. “Hotel Amour” grooves and moves with attitude, blending alternative R&B, jazz, and eastern sounds, drawing on Tara’s South Asian heritage and Peckham upbringing. It combines slow, mesmerizing beats with passionate jazz piano and eastern strings.

“Jazz is at the root of everything that I do. I’ve explored working with other sounds and genres as I’ve gone along. Whether it’s being influenced by life, relationships, people, or culture – I’m always exploring pushing jazz in the realms of modern music and making it relative to who I am and how I live my life today.”

The hotel room where the song video is shot is dark blue, intensifying the existing dysphoria. Having extensive training in the traditional North Indian dance form of Kathak,Tara adds a new layer to the story of “Hotel Amour” by creating her own choreography.

“There’s a lot of dissonant chords and diminished chords which all sound very evocative. ‘Hotel Amour’ has the string glides which are reminiscent of our Bollywood songs. The beat fits very well with Kathak. It’s an old ancient dance and they used to perform it for the Kings and Queens,” explained Tara.

“There’s a lot of free-flowing movement but it’s also very grounded, it’s very centered and it’s very strong. Kathak is quite an expressive and dominant dance and I wanted to bring that energy into the song, as well as match the essence of the original drumbeat. “

Jazz musician Tara Lily, who is from a working-class Bengali family in Peckham, currently works on a new project that explores her extensive musical background and South Asian heritage. In the following chapter of her life, Tara succeeds as she accepts her uniqueness and learns about world dance and music. Now more than ever, Tara’s desire to develop her own style is obvious, as seen by her mastery of jazz at the conservatoire and her study of Indian classical music. This project promises to be both a celebration of strength, power, and ability and a rich and thought-provoking musical education.


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