BATTS wants to take you on a journey through outer space, singing of white lies and hope
Tanya Batt has just released her first EP but her brand has already been well established with live performances, social media musings and handful of singles she already has under her belt. Melancholy, brooding, moody and reflective songs, an obsession with the vast expanse of the universe, mixed with a warm, inviting and sometimes lonely voice, and you have the artist known as BATTS. Her debut release 62 Moons was revealed to the world last week thanks to an exciting new record deal and BATTS is more than ready to be unleashed to new audiences who will no doubt appreciate her heartfelt lyrics and spacious sonics with songs like For Now - which has now clocked up over 750,000 streams on Spotify. In an email to Music Love, BATTS writes, "My goal whilst creating this EP was to sonically try to make it feel like as the listener you hop on some sort of private one seater space ship and are taken on a journey through outer space. I just want people to close their eyes and listen to it from start to finish and try enjoy the journey."
And that it does. BATTS - who Music Love has championed since its inception (you can read our interview here) - is a major part of the sisterhood in Melbourne, having recently taken part in the photographic exhibition and documentary Her Sound, Her Story working with photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and film maker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. So what does she think of the status of women in music in Australia? "As a general overview, it's pretty amazing to see so many women doing great things within the music industry at the moment. It's also very important to have a strong voice right now to set a safe path for the younger generations."
And warm-hearted and kind spirits like Tanya Batt are certainly setting an example that the younger generations should take note of.
62 Moons is out now.