Tara Hack exclusive interview with Muzique Magazine
Tara Hack exclusive interview with Muzique Magazine. Every great social movement in history had inspirational songs and anthems connected with them.
Growing up on Long Island, Tara witnessed older generations being transported back to their youth, recounting the stories of their childhood by specific songs that encased these moments. Tara Hack is documenting modern life and love, observing characters and their stories, chronicling all of it, and setting it to music. “I try to write empathically,” Tara says. “Observing characters and imagining what they would feel, channeling that into stories”.
Tara found an early affinity for classical music from the 1940s and 50s, dancing around her living room to the likes of Bing Crosby, Etta James, the Rat Pack, and Glenn Miller Band. Tara’s father worked as a conductor on the Long Island Rail Road, and as a teen, she would sometimes accompany him to work.
On days such as this, they would both notice musicians busking for tips inside Penn Station in New York City. Dad suggested that Tara give it a try, a suggestion that changed the course of Tara’s professional life as a performing musician.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a singer/musician. It’s just one of those things that has always felt like it’s been a thing.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I was inspired by such a wide range of musicians that it’s really hard to narrow it down from Bessie Smith to Coldplay and everything in between. Avril Lavigne is the reason I picked up the guitar. Michelle Branch is who I tried to sing like.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I wanted to have an album that had unique storylines for lyrics (like Billy Joel) mixed with a pop beat (like Ed Sheeran).
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I am a perfectionist and I set a goal to the extreme. I don’t just want to create music, I want to create music that people will listen to for generations to come.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I am trying to be the best version of myself that I can be.
What are your plans for the near future?
I am hoping to start touring once it’s allowed.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I’d like to thank my family and my business partner.
How can fans find you?