Release of Single on iTunes on March 25th
“A stunningly eerie video…” – VICE’s thump
“Magnetized with UK Top 40 and Billboard Top 100 DNA inbuilt.” – Aerial Noise
California native and multi-instrumentalist Tiffany Garrett Sotomayor has spent the last year bursting into the Barcelona music scene while recording her s/t debut solo EP, titled “T G W D E”. Importing her fresh sound and energetic live show to the city has since drawn her the title of Spain’s new ‘Synth-pop Hero’, That Girl With Dark Eyes represents the genre well adding hints of electro-funk, soul and hip hop.
VICE’s thump premiered her haunting new video for “Lonely as a Wolf,” which Sotomayor describes as representing “a dream state, coming in an out of reality. A parallel of weakness and strength. There´s something truly beautiful about being alone, yet so painful and the video is meant to express this internal battle and how you might drive your lover crazy with your craziness.” Produced by Ella Productions, “Lonely as a Wolf” was shot in a beautiful village just outside of Barcelona in just 24hrs. Sotomayor explains, “All the wardrobe was hand-made and I had the privilege of being sewn in to my body suit for the entire 24hrs.”
Despite having a relatively young career, TGWDE has had the privilege of collaborating with artists like Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen), John Collins (the New Pornographers) and well-respected producers such as JC/DC (Tegan and Sara), Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Hot Hot Heat), Pascal and Stanley Gabriel (Goldfrapp, Ladyhawke, Little Boots).
Quickly gaining a reputation for her live show she’s had the honor of playing alongside bands like MGMT, Two Door Cinema Club, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Los Campesinos, headlining Razzmatazz alongside Skrillex and more recently asked to open for C.S.S. (Cansei de Ser Sexy) on their tour of Spain.
The next phase for this one-woman band is the release of her debut solo EP, a showcase of versatile songwriting with the ability to communicate exactly what she is in a very genuine way. By plugging in her arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, TGWDE channels an eclectic sound inspired by Prince and drawing comparisons to more modern acts like Blood Orange, Twin Shadow, Robyn, and Chromeo. Although she makes plenty of dance-floor ready tracks she also proves a softer side with the Linn-drum driven ballad “Run to the Darkness”. Soulful, memorable, danceable, purposeful pop, the music That Girl With Dark Eyes delivers reveals an impeccable ear for melody, hook driven songwriting and proves a promising artist capable of much more then we’ve yet to see.