The queen of my heart is finally back with her latest album Aphasia (Which means unable to speak). This time, it features ten songs composed by herself and written by lyricist Xiao Han entirely, to create something which is unlike anything Tanya has ever done before. Given the quality of the works Miss Chua has previously produced, I'm sure this latest album of hers is no exception.
Working together with a multinational creative team who bring influences from both Eastern and Western cultures, this time Tanya wants to put aside all the love songs and focus on creating music that is tied intimately to modernity and how technology has caused us to close off our lives and our emotions from the rest of the world.
Tanya says "This album doesn't have angels anymore, just devils, everyone has unknowingly walked into a cold world, losing interactions and communications between people."
Her words were in reference to her last album "Angel vs Devil", reflecting on a poignant link between the huge turnabout change in her music since we last heard from her.
In doing so, Tanya experiments with experimental electronic music to try and reflect upon the growing distance and disconnectivity we feel. In other words, Tanya's latest album represents the cold reality we live in, where we've lost our voices through a disinterest in interacting with others and a reliance on technology.
Feeling depressed, yet intrigued like I am? Check out her first two singles below. The album is out in stores now.
Tanya Chua-Strange Species