Honduran-Canadian artist shares the video for her new single, ‘Tamale’
The NPR and BBC 6 Music-supported Honduran-Canadian artist and producer, Daniela Andrade shares the video for her new EP-titled single, ‘Tamale’ , the latest to be taken from the Billboard-tipped eight-track collection.
Written by Andrade and co-produced by LA-based names, Sean Matsukawa (Boogie & BROCKHAMPTON) and Ashton McCreight (Ty$, Curren$y), ‘Tamale' arrives with visuals co-directed by Justin Singer who has previously worked with Canadian names including Ellis, Harrison, and Chastity.
Whilst harnessing syrupy R&B cut with smouldering electronic textures, Andrade’s latest single celebrates her Honduran heritage and the female empowerment she felt growing up that still resonates today.
‘Tamale’ marks another touching, personal fragment from the new EP that looks to document her parents’ roots – her parents moved from Honduras to Montréal, Canada in 1987 – whilst addressing her family’s transition from Central American culture.
“When I was a kid, me and my sisters would help my mom make tamales to sell to friends for some extra money to send back to our relatives in Honduras,” she says.
“When I was writing ‘Tamale', a lot of this imagery came to mind; women gathered, talking and cooking amazing food.
I ran with the idea of a heightened reality where our tamales are in high demand, making money off them is a breeze and we have enough to take care of our own.
Heightened or not, the energy my mom and my sisters put into making them was always with a sense of empowerment, and that’s stayed
Daniela, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Ryan Hemsworth, S. Carey (Bon Iver) and Harrison, initially found success via YouTube where she picked up a swathe of online support for her renditions of Childish Gambino and Radiohead. Her clips attracted a worldwide fanbase that took her on a world tour (sell-outs in LA, NY, London, Paris and Toronto & more) .
Following her success with covers, Daniela formed her first originals EP in 2016, the Shore EP, securing playlist support, sell-out world tours and tips at the likes of international media.
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Daniela Andrade - Tamale
Daniela Andrade – Tamale