Tina Tara – ‘Maybe’

In the clever clip for her latest song, ‘Maybe’, electronic pop singer Tina Tara provides the ultimate solution to any loneliness we might be experiencing during the current Lockdown for COVID-19.

Tina has boyfriends made to order and shipped to her apartment: they cook, they clean, they satisfy all her physical needs and fantasies – and she never has to leave home. It’s satire of course – or is it?

Tina Tara divides her time between London and Los Angeles, and her style is a blend of sleek Cali glamour, crossed with a somewhat spikey London attitude. ‘Maybe’ is the follow-up to her previous singles released last year – ‘Arriba’, which was a Latin-pop fusion track, and ‘Worth It’, with its effortlessly sexy sound. Her co-writer for both tracks was Anthony Goldsbrough, a multi-instrumentalist who’s worked with the likes of Bastille, Ed Sheeran, Hozier, and Olly Murs. Goldsbrough also produces ‘Maybe’.

‘Maybe’ is the perfect showcase for Tina Tara’s vocal talent, as well as her playful – and somewhat naughty – personality. Originally released on Valentine’s Day, it’s achieved even more relevance now as we all learn to live in isolation from one another.

Just like her previous clips, Tina shows she’s a natural in front of the camera for ‘Maybe’, and she presents herself as funny, self-aware, and downright compelling. She is all girl, and completely in command. Her robot boyfriend – or rather a series of boyfriends – cooks, cleans, trains, and looks after her in the bedroom. When he malfunctions, or otherwise is worn out (!) Tina is straight online ordering a new, and possibly upgraded model. Is it a poke at consumerist culture? or is it rather in anticipation of what may yet lay ahead of us?

Find Tina Tara on her official website.

Tina Tara - Maybe (Official Video)

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