LA-based Saudi, artist, Tamtam, has made a career of living loose when it comes to genre. If you want proof, you needn’t look further than the difference between her latest release, ‘Heartsick’, with Saüd, and say, April release, 'Strawberries'.
was quirky, playful but ultimately rather wholesome deconstructed nursery
rhyme, if you will, which spoke of the innocence of childhood. For ‘Heartsick’,
in which she collaborates with Saud, she goes full R&B, in a soulful,
dreamy track whose skittish snare gives it a buzzing energy.
Tamtam’s own musical inclinations have taken her to a number of different styles and sounds. Often touching on women’s rights, one of her highlights came in 2018, when she realised ‘Drive’, a triumphant track released to coincide with women being legally allowed to drive in her home country.