May 21, 2024

Tanita Tikaram’s slow-burner for broken hearts

Depression is underrated. Wallowing in self-pitty, for those who have perfected the art, can produce the sweetest feelings. If you need some help in this discipline, Tanita Tikaram’s Food on the Table is a marvellous aid.  Self-soothe, lie back and luxuriate in a bath of sultry remonstrance, soothing piano and nervous drum rattles. Let the swelling of the brass arrangement take you to within touching distance of a solipsistic euphoria. Then sink back into your bath and take a final drag on that cigarette.

Tanita has an album coming out in March and will be touring across Europe.


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