SONG PICK: Tiana Khasi – They Call Me
Tiana Khasi is based in Brisbane, Australia and comes from a jazz background. You can hear that in her latest song: “They Call Me” evolves around an intricate, carefully crafted beat and sparse instrumentation, which puts her message front and center. Tiana explains:
‘They Call Me” was written to challenge the problematic depictions of women in history and literature.
It’s also a tribute to the fierce women whose rebellion, fire and strength inspires me, especially my Tinā ole Tinā (Nana).
I wanted this song to to become an anthem for myself and other women to abandon shame, reclaim and redefine the names they have been given and be the authors of their own story.
Her debut EP “Meghalaya” is out on March 29. Listen to “They Call Me” on SoundCloud or Spotify: