Little over 12 months ago, she brought the banging pop track of Eurovision 2019. Tamta opened the first semi-final in Tel Aviv with “Replay” and set the pace. That pace has been maintained post-Eurovision, with our favourite Greek-Georgian goddess releasing new music. That has culminated in the release of her EP Awake, consisting of seven different tracks.
Awake — Tamta
The title track “Awake” opens the EP with a dark, brooding pop song. “Awake” is deep and thoughtful, showcasing a different side of Tamta than her Eurovision entry. Despite this, the hook is memorable and the song has a lingering quality, speaking to its replayability.
The next three songs on the EP are much more upbeat. Much like “Replay”, “Hold On” has a memorable instrumental hook, making for some great dance vibes. This leads into “Yala”, the EP’s only collaboration. Tamta joins forces with Stephane Legar for arguably the most memorable track on the EP. The summery song features hip hop and pop in equal measure, with the two artists combining for an instant dance floor banger.
“Sex With Your Ex” — Tamta
“Sex With Your Ex” is the EP’s fourth track. The song was released back in November with a contemporary music video which offers some explicit advice, as she tells us that “sex with your ex is the best”. Speaking of the music video, it has amassed over two million views on YouTube in seven short months. “Sex With Your Ex” brings out Tamta’s inner diva and is this EP’s much needed spice. We only wish this banger was a little longer, clocking in at just two minutes and ten seconds.
“On The Run” offers a more memorable pop drop than “Hold On” and perhaps even “Sex With Your Ex”. The song traverses space and time and accelerates rapidly through the pre-chorus into a sparkling chorus. “My Zone” offers a different taste than the rest of the album and we can’t help but sing along as Tamta yells “slay!”. The EP’s penultimate track packs some fierce lyrics as Tamta demands “better give me my throne”. Our queen snatches her crown with ease.
The EP’s final track is “Silence”, finishing the package as it started. It’s not as brooding as “Awake” and distinctly edgier. Musically, “Silence” is extremely well composed, taking us on a journey from the opening bars through to the chorus. Tamta shows off a different side of her vocals in this track, nailing a big chorus.
Overall, the EP showcases many different sides of Tamta and offers seven great songs, all of which would make for a fitting addition to any Eurovision playlist.
What do you think of Awake? Which of the seven songs is your favourite? Would you like to see more new music from Tamta? Let us know in the comments below.