Tiggi Hawke recently kick-started a new chapter of her music career earlier this year, with the release of her single 'Giants,' and more recently, 'Pity Party.' The electro-pop starlet is continuing to go from strength to strength. A signature electronic sound and masterful lyricism truly encompass the Tiggi Hawke sound. There is something undeniably unique about each of her releases. Her previous projects have amassed over twenty-five million streams to date, which is a phenomenal accomplishment!
We had the opportunity to speak with Tiggi Hawke about the release of her recent singles, how she first got into music and more. Keep reading to check out what she had to say!
You have recently released your new single, titled ‘Giants,' and more recently, 'Pity Party.' How does it feel to have new music released?
"It feels amazing! I’ve been working on 'Giants' and the rest of the album for a while. I’ve been dying to put them out in the world! I’m literally on cloud nine!"
What is the meaning behind 'Giants'?
"Personally, I think 'Giants' is the perfect single to come first out of the album because of it’s meaning. For me, it’s a song about transformation, self-acceptance and internal liberation. I don’t really like going into too much detail about my songs, because I don’t want to take anything away from anyone’s interpretation, but in a general way, it tracks my internal journey and my own euphoria that came with it. I feel that it’s a introduction to the next level of Tiggi and to the rest of the album!"
How long did the single take to come together, right from the initial writing stages?
"Actually, not long at all! The demo from the day was incredibly close to how it sounds released. All we had to do really were a few touch-ups and re-recording on the vocals and a few tweaks on the production, which Jaded absolutely smashed. I’ll be honest, it sounds so easy when I say it like that, but the process for 'Giants' was genuinely so much fun to go through!"
Do you have a favourite lyric from the single?
"I love the lyrics in 'Giants.' It was co-written with the one and only Mali-Koa, who is one of the most talented musicians I’ve been lucky enough to work with, and now I’m really struggling to chose a favourite line! I really love the lyrics in the pre-chorus: ‘Big things sometimes make me feel so small’,' because it’s so honest and really resonates with me, but then the chorus lyrics are so anthemic in response, and I really feel those too!"
For anyone who hasn’t heard ‘Giants’ yet, can you sum it up in a couple of words?
"Liberating, euphoric and honest."
Going back to your roots, how did you first discover your love of music?
"I don’t know if there was a specific moment, but I know my parents have pictures of me writing songs in the back of the car on road trips with the rest of my family when I was in primary school (and then of course making it a competition, because which siblings don’t?), but I don’t think I realised it could be a real job until much later in my life! There was always music playing in my childhood, so it has always been a part of my life, which I’m very grateful for, so there was plenty of opportunity to start loving it!"
Who would you say are your musical influences?
"I really love the way that Johnny Cash wrote his lyrics. He's definitely a writing influence for me. Whether or not you like his music (which I definitely do), he tells you a story in the time of a song and does it so perfectly that you don’t feel short-changed or that he’s dragged it along."
You also released a music video to accompany the single. What was that like to film?
"I had the best time. It was a completely new experience for me shooting over three days but the directors (Oliver Kane and Sam Hampson) made it flow like a dream. Everyone on the team was incredible. We shot it in the Lake District. I’m not sure I’ll ever be wading into a lake near midnight while it’s still light outside on the summer solstice again!"
Finally, do you have a message for all your supporters?
"Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you! Your support means everything to me. I hope you like what’s coming next!"
Tiggi Hawke's music is available to purchase and stream through all major music purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster