Inspired by the post-breakup experience, Oxford’s Tamara brings us an honest telling of the net that supported her in her beautifully dainty track, ‘Best Advice’. It isn’t all advice given that we keep close to heart, but the pieces of insight that hit just right, we nestle close to indefinitely.
Tamara sifts through these offerings as she builds self-knowing in the language of twinkling indie-folk. With a soft guitar warming the roots of ‘Best Advice’, Tamara allows her lyrics to take the forefront as she unravels her revelations piece by piece: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them, the first time.” It is clear that Tamara has formed new insights through this transitional period; lessons have been learned; a shimmering sense of optimism oozes throughout – a comforting reassurance that she will carry this knowledge into every experience she has to come.
Layered in the shadows of Tamara’s raw guitar, bass riffs scurry across the chorus in support of the pleasant mood she has established. It is this bare bones approach that highlights the full gravity of her storytelling. With a knack for therapeutic lyrics and rich, silky tones, Tamara’s ‘Best Advice’ is cathartically entrancing; a single moment of endearing reflection, captured in a long journey.