RYL: when you will release your new ep/album?
We are actually focusing on the single, “Prettiest Girl in the Room,” right now. The official video just premiered August 3rd on Yahoo Music. So exciting!
RYL: Tell us everything about the song “Prettiest Girl in The Room”
Tara Macri: The song is about that moment when you think things are going your way, and then, suddenly, it turns and goes in the opposite direction.
We’ve all had that happen more than once, I’m sure! So, what do you do? I wrote ‘Prettiest Girl In The Room’ to serve as a reminder that it is okay to be vulnerable and reach out to that person and share with them your feelings or your bad day.
Whether it be your boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, brother, mom, dad, or somebody else, having somebody you can lean on doesn’t mean you are asking them to solve your problems, but it helps remind you that you have love in your life!
If you have that, then everything really will be okay.
RYL: Is there a common meaning/theme between all your songs?
Tara Macri: Yes! All the songs are about overcoming obstacles and pushing through, no matter what.
RYL: how many songs have you written so far?
Tara Macri: A lot! I really love the process and get inspired by the people in my life and new experiences.
I love going into the studio and starting from scratch and, by the end of the day, having a song that I am really excited about.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Tara Macri: It depends. It’ s different every time, really. You never know when a song or a beat is going to hit you. It sometimes happens when I am driving, or rather…sitting, in LA traffic. 🙂
Sometimes, I have the opportunity to work with really great producers and we will build a track together, and then write to the track.
Other times, I will come up with the melody on the piano and then the lyrics come to me after the melody is set. And then there are the times that a title will start the whole process.
The length of time it takes for me to write a song varies…it can just pour out and other times it might even take a few weeks.
We live in a complicated and high-energy world where we are affected by many things all the time, and I do my best to remain open to influence all around me. If something strikes me and resonates with me, it might find it’s way into a song.
One thing is for sure, all of my songs come from an honest and authentic place inside me, and each and every one means a lot to me.
RYL: How does LA influences your music?
Tara Macri: I love that everyone here is super healthy and there is always a cool new work out place to try. Whether it’s spin class, yoga class, hiking, etc. I am really into boxing at the moment and I workout at Prevail Boxing on 3rd.
Love love love the organic farmer’s markets. They are very community oriented and I always get to meet a lot of interesting fellow Angelinos!
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Tara Macri: The most important thing to me is to affect others by making music to which they can connect. I love to perform and when I have the opportunity to play my songs live, it is really cool to feel the energy of the audience.
I enjoy making people happy and it feels good to see others enjoying themselves in the audience!
RYL: and the best verse you ever wrote?
Tara Macri: There are 2 parts I think are really fun
“So high so low
Now I’m breathing in real slow
And I’m giving it everything I know
But I can’t do it all by myself”
“Kiss me here kiss there
Kiss me anywhere you want
Cause your loves got me stoned
Got me f-up
Yeah you’re my Mr. Fix”
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote (not published yet)?
Tara Macri: The next single is called “This Crush”. It has a super fun, sing-out-loud chorus!!
RYL: your tour project this summer?
Tara Macri: We have promo and appearances set for the push of PGITR and have had some ads at radio. It has been pretty amazing!
I will be stopping by supporting radio stations soon, so stay tuned!