Sir Elton John described her as having 'one of the most impressive soul signatures he'd heard in 20 years' and Nile Rodgers said she was one of his 'favourite new artists in the world'. Tallia Storm is just 20 years old and has been crafting her soulful powerhouse vocals to deliver her debut album entitled 'Teenage Tears', which was released in November 2017. The singer/songwriter who was discovered by Sir Elton when she was just 13 years old, has spent the last few years working with music industry heavyweights in LA, Atlanta and London. With her signature vocals and a 520,000 strong Instagram profile, she's been dubbed as a major teenage influencer, fashion 'it girl' and 'British Singing Sensation' by Paper Magazine.
Tallia is part of the growing staple of acts who are not repped by a major label. She represents that Gen Z demographic, who are entrepreneurial & independent, thinking globally, not locally, with fierce ambition and originality.
With the release of the album 'Teenage Tears', it was easy to detect her influences, which she sites as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse and Alicia Keys to the jazz greats like Fitzgerald and Vaughan. There are 15 tracks on the album which provide a real flavour of her soulful, jazz infused R&B vocal. Tallia Storm said; "This album is a rollercoaster of emotions - real, raw and honest. It's a journey of discovery and empowerment through a collection of teenage stories from my life."
Writing all her own songs with her writing partner Alex Mann, she will release a new Album in 2019 with an abundance of new R&B tracks, which will form a more 'stripped' approach to her song writing. You can expect a more confident and candid Tallia with self-lacerating lyrics depicting romantic confutation, over a jazz-tinged sound mat. The album also features two London rappers who make for a compelling addition to this urban star in waiting.
Having dabbled in TV, appearing in E4's 'Celeb's Go Dating' and a host of high profile presenting projects for Radio 1 Teen Awards, WE Day at Wembley Arena and NBC Universal, means that she accumulates significant column inches in the national and indeed international media, not just for her soulful signature but for her sartorial fashion sense. This combined with her vocal ability sets her apart from her contemporaries and confirms she is definitely one to watch in 2019.