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Tanners shares new single ‘Suspended’

New York-based electro-pop artist Tanners has released her latest single ‘Suspended,’ a genre-bending Pop Opera. Following the success of her future-disco track ‘Romeo,’ Tanners flips the switch on her latest release and brings us her most psychedelic song yet. Written with long-time collaborator Dominic Florio during the height of the 2020 lockdown, Tanners felt discombobulated along with the rest of the world. “Everything started to blur together, like I was suspended underwater. I had to let go, adapt, and grow my metaphorical gills. I guess it’s a cliche for a reason, but our control is simply an illusion. We’ve actually never had any.”

‘Suspended” sounds like the stages of surrender and defies the TikTok and Instagram-ification of music. Clocking in at just under 7 minutes, the 4-part concept song is more akin to a mini opera than a pop song you’d hear on the radio. “I think people are bored of the same 3 minute verse, chorus, verse, chorus, breakdown, chorus structure, so why not turn the formula on its head?”

The luscious, dreamy intro section, ‘Levitated,’ acts as the overture of Tanners’ Popera. The spacious, ethereal soundscape then transitions into the aria, ‘Suspended,’ in which she laments, “Checking up on my tendencies to be so controlling, but lately I’m floating,” describing the feeling of relinquishing control while stuck in the in-between. The chordal composition adds to this idea of being suspended in space as the composition shifts between major and minor keys. “It lives in a chordal no man’s land, if you will.”

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