Newcomer Tash Blake is making an impressive debut with a memorable, attention-grabbing song that we cannot get out of our heads. Titled “Mannequin“, Tash Blake seems to be an addictive blend of Britney Spears esque pop music with production reminiscent of Alok.
After originally growing up immersed in dance and musical theater, Tash eventually decided to combine her passion for the legendary performance aspects of Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga into one grand visual and auditory experience, which is on full display in the video for “Mannequin.”
Tash shares, “Mannequin comes from such an incredibly real place. I had just ended a longterm relationship of manipulation where I was never allowed to be my true self. This song sparks a new beginning in which I am finally free to say or do anything. I wanted to write something carefree and upbeat to dance to with my friends, but also empowering to give strength to those who find themselves in a situation similar to mine. In the past, I’ve tried to speak out but wasn’t heard, I tried to be my own person, but felt forced to be someone else.”
From start to finish, it’s hard to get enough of this single, from the driving slap house beat and the bubbly pop melodies that instantly seem to get stuck in your head.
“Throughout the song, I speak from the perspective of those who try to control and manipulate, as well as, my own voice as I begin to respond with more and more power and self-confidence. The lyrics simulate a dialogue as the power dynamic reverses.
My hope is that when people listen to “Mannequin,” they gain the confidence to push back against people who try to manipulate and control them, as well as being able to let loose and have fun dancing around with their friends!” – Tash Blake