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 new SINGLE: 'debt'

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T i K ▲

 

TiKA is an artist, DJ, creator, cultural producer, TV/Online personality, activist, and advocate for the empowerment of female artists and creators. TiKA makes an impression on everyone she encounters and her joy is infectious.

Now TiKA’s love and passion for culture and music has led to the release of 2 EP’s, “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid” + “Carry On.” With features in Complex, Noisey, MILK, Afropunk, Saint Heron, The Fader, CBC, The Source, among others, TiKA is receiving critical acclaim for her voice, her energy, her love. Her music. She has opened for major R&B heavyweights like John Legend + NAO and is being coined as an incredible performance artist + visual hypnotist. Complex Magazine listed TiKA as “One of the most prolific creatives in Toronto.”

In late 2015, TiKA spoke openly about her struggles with trauma & depression and created a body of work to encourage others going through the same. The “Carry On” EP was released in late 2016. "Carry On" serves as a spiritual soundscape for anyone going through a healing process. The unexpected offering garnered TiKA an amass of critical accolades from all over the world. The first single “OHMYGOD” is an 80’s inspired gospel record featuring international producer, Harrison and rapper/producer Clairmont The Second. The record garnered high numbers on Spotify and iTunes and continues to feed many spiritually. 

TiKA’s debut full album + short film will be released in Fall of 2017. Aptly titled “Anywhere But Here,” it serves as a brilliant indication of her unique voice, as well as her distinctive resonance and personality as a developed artist. Completely produced by Redbull Montreal graduate + 24 year old multi-instrumentalist & musical phenomenon Casey MQ, the album is an 80’s inspired synth pop sound. “No matter what I am going through, I always want to convey love + light in my music. My lyrics are dark because my reality has been dark. My sound stays in the light. I want people to know that the light is always attainable.” 

The vulnerable 8-track album is more of a score, with Casey MQ providing a rollercoaster ride of sounds cleverly mixed with TiKA’s raspy emotional vocals.


While her vocation as an ambassador and creator of music has been well established, her image and sound as a new artist is being unleashed to make a very durable impression in order to gracefully provide what this generation has been missing musically.

 

2018 will see the relaunch of the artistic side of TiKA.

 
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STABLU

by TiKA

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

TiKA

All songs mixed + mastered by: McCallaman

Thank you to everyone who believed in me. Thank you to everyone who didn't. I needed you both. Love.

 

#STABLU

 

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Carry On

by TiKA

TiK▲
Carry On EP
Produced by: @ClairmontTheSecond, @HMLTLive, + @Harrison_Music
EP Engineered by: @HMLTLive
Graphic by: www.kimikimo.com
Photo by: Kadeem Ellis

1. LWY (Life Without You) ft. HMLT
2. OHMYGOD ft. CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
3. 11:21
4. Carry On

 

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All Day All Night ft. HMLT

by TiKA

I wanted to touch on the fact that no matter what is happening within our world, Black Womxn do not get the permission to heal before enduring triggering + racialized experiences that fuel ongoing trauma.

I hope this song inspires the Indigos of the world to continue creating, fighting, speaking, and loving one another.

'You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.' - Nina Simone

I'm free. We're free.

#BlackLivesMatter. Always.

- TiK▲

Produced + Engineered by: @HMLTLive 
Graphic by: Christian Bortey
www.tikathecreator.com

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DEBT

by TiKA

DEBT
Written by: TiKA
Produced by: @Harrison_Music
Recorded by: @HMLTLive
Mixed + Mastered by: @Harrison_Music
Artwork: BlackPowerBarbie
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/6Lo3iCM0jj7hLozgU16ONt
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/album/id12875447…?ls=1&app=itunes

Special thank you to Jordon Manswell who listens to understand.

Thank you to Talya for the writings on the wall that stuck in my head.

All praises due back to God. Always.