“I like taking people down memory lane, whether it is getting over a heart ache, making love, or even remembering that first love.” Said the 90 R&B sensation at a press conference held at Universal Music in Rosebank on Thursday (21/02/2018).
Canadian superstar Tamia simply cannot get enough of the love she always receives in South Africa that she has returned to the country for the third time.
The R&B singer, renowned for hits such as So Into You and Still, will grace her fans and serenade them in Pretoria tonight.
“It’s not always easy to choose which songs to perform, you get off the stage and someone says Why didn’t you sing that song from speed too … so I always try to sing songs that I would enjoy if I were in the audience.”
What I am proud of is the over the years I’ve chosen to put songs in my album that I love and love to perform, she told Kas’lam.
Sometimes it happens that they will call out something that I wasn’t planning to do, then it just happens.
I don’t think I can ever get enough of South Africa. I think for me it is really connecting with the people through the music and going down memory lane. There are also song that I don’t necessary perform in other place that I’m supper excited to perform here.
We are here to have a good time. I’ve been touring with my band for over 15 years now, so we try and have the best time we can with the people.
When asked if is there any South African artist she heard and enjoyed, Tamia smiled and said. “I am a mom of 2 teens and the tend to dictate my playlist most of the time, so I haven’t had the chance to here anyone at the moment … right now we are just trapping it all the lol.”
I am sure that I’ll get to listen to a lot of South African artists, particularly those that will be performing at the show like Lady Zamar.
Lady Zamar and Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies will also serve as supporting acts for the concert.
Tamia says she’s always eager to collaborate and wouldn’t mind collaborating with a South Africa artist. “if you follow my career, I’ve done collaborations with a few American artists and they have all come organically so that’s how I’ve always done it.”
She will perform at the Sun Arena before heading to Cape Town tomorrow and Durban on Sunday.
Tamia, who arrived in SA with her team on Wednesday, has promised to take concert goers on a trip down memory lane.
Tamia just released her seventh studio album Passion Like Fire to celebrate her 20 years in the Music industry as a commercial international artist.
“I called it Passion Like Fire because I’m still very much passionate about music. As passionate as I was with the first project, I am with this one. It’s a fun and grown album.