US: SPIN’s 2023 artist to watch Tianna Esperanza releases her long-awaited debut album, ‘Terror’
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BMG recording artist Tianna Esperanza has released her long-awaited debut album Terror via BMG. The album comes amid Esperanza’s North American run of dates with Mick Flannery, including an album release show at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe.
Named SPIN’s 2023 Artist To Watch, Esperanza has garnered much praise and acclaim from outlets such as NPR, UPROXX, Under The Radar, Consequence, & more.
Prior to the album’s release, she released explosive singles ‘Three Straight Bitches From Hell’, ‘Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince’, ‘Lewis’, ‘Terror’, and singles ‘Lone Child’ featuring Valerie June.
Speaking on the album, Tianna Esperanza said: “I wanted to honor every part of me. I knew that I had a story, and for a lot of artists their debut album can be autobiographical.”
On the project’s title track, she sings in detail about the peaks and valleys of her life to date. From the grief of losing her sibling to the tragedy of sexual assault, she goes the distance with her art. “In some ways, ‘Terror’ is just scratching the surface, but in other ways, it’s letting it all out,” she admits of the track. “It’s scary starting your career like this, and I feel like I’ll be talking about that song for a very long time.”
Tianna Esperanza is the granddaughter of punk legend Paloma (“Palmolive”) McLardy, who founded the London-based 1970s all-girl punk band The Slits and later played with The Raincoats. With a sultry voice and flair for fashion, Esperanza creates compelling music inspired by legendary artists such as Nina Simone, Public Enemy, and Gil Scott-Heron.
February 17, 2023 9:00am ET by Pressparty