INTERVIEW: Tara Henton Discusses The Release Of The Upcoming Single “Fishin’ For Your Love”!

Born & raised in a small lakeside city in Ontario, Canada, singer-songwriter Tara Henton combines her impassioned lyrical songwriting style & captivating vocals whilst maintaining an unmistakable Canadian country sound.

Following her move to the UK, Tara has immersed herself in writing, performing, teaching & collaborating with music-makers across the country.

Following the success of the singles the debut single “Now That You’re Gone” & follow-up track “Wild Horses” in 2021. Tara is about to unveil the brand new charismatic single “Fishin’ For Your Love” on July 1st.

Tara has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the forthcoming release. You can find the full interview below.

Hey Tara, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?

Tara: Hi Jess! Thanks for having me! So for your readers who don’t know me, I’m a Canadian Country Artist who lives in the U.K.  I work as a songwriter and music educator, and I also host a weekly country radio show.

When did you first discover your passion for music?

Tara: I’ve always loved music and I was forever singing away to myself when I was young. I started piano lessons when I was about 7 and singing lessons not long after that. 

Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?

Tara: No. I’ve worked in primary education and in music education for a long time. Pursuing a career in the music industry is quite a new ambition for me. I’ve written songs for years, but it was only during the pandemic that I reevaluated things and decided to try releasing some of my music into the world.

How would you describe your current musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?

Tara: A classic country with a modern twist. Sometimes deeply emotional, sometimes lighthearted and a bit funny. Always authentic and from a place that I hope my listeners can relate to. 

Fishin’ For Your Love was co-written alongside Kelly Williams. How did the idea for this collaboration originate?

Tara: Kelly had the original idea for the song. I came into the co-write quite late, helping to troubleshoot the melody in the chorus and bridge and fine-tune a few of the lyrics to make the story a bit clearer.  We’re both really pleased with how the song turned out, and I’m so happy that Kelly asked me to work with her on the project.

How would you compare the creative process behind this song to your earlier releases?

Tara: Every song is different. I wrote Now That You’re Gone on my own, and it grew from some chords and melodic ideas after being inspired by a prompt given by Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters in a songwriting Masterclass. With Wild Horse, Kelly joined me as a co-writer to help me improve it lyrically once I had the bones of the song already down. The process for Fishin’ For Your Love was sort of the opposite, where I was the ‘closer’ so to speak, joining as a co-writer later in the song’s journey. 

What does this song personally mean to you?

Tara: I think I was drawn to the song first and foremost because I loved the playful lyrics and the catchy melody. But recording and releasing a song about fishing really hit home for me – fishing was such an important part of my childhood, growing up in Northwestern Ontario. It’s one of the things I enjoy doing the most when I get back home for a visit!

What message would you like listeners to take from this song?

Tara: Rather than a deep, heartfelt message, I just hope that everyone enjoys the feel-good nature of the song and that it makes them smile! 

Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?

Tara: I’d just like to say thanks for reading about me and my music, and please reach out and connect with me on socials @tarahentonmusic so we can keep in touch! 

You can pre-save “Fishin’ For Your Love” by clicking here.

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