Tamar Berk has today released her new video for the single titled ‘Alone Tonight’, from her album ‘Start At The End’.
Biographically about those moments that, I personally, know all too well, we nevertheless now have an anthem for those times. Those magical moments that inevitably birth the originality that we are and the creativity that we all have.
Beautifully constructed and written by an artist that is in tune with herself and how she got to where she is today, ‘Alone Tonight’ gives us a vivid glimpse at how this song, and many more, came to be. Brilliant!
Check out our other features with Tamar Berk HERE.
About ‘Alone Tonight’
“Alone Tonight” is a song about those moments when you are very aware that you are not going to be good company…maybe you’re just going to picking a fight…and maybe you had a rough day…or you’re just not in the mood to be around people. I get this way often, and I’ve found that the older I get, the more I’m able to tell that to someone without worrying about hurting their feelings.
In the video for “Alone Tonight” I wanted to harken back to my youth when I was able to be alone for hours, entertaining myself with my imagination and toys…making fake radio shows using my cassette player, setting up my toys and doing some sort of weird talent show and maybe even forcing my parents and siblings to watch while I perform some bizarre song or dance. The last image in the video is an actual photo of me pretending to be Barry Gibb….can’t a gal dream of being one of The Bee Gees?
About Tamar Berk
Tamar Berk was born in the home of the Rock n’ Roll hall of fame Cleveland, Ohio, before later cutting her teeth in a number of Chicago and Portland bands and releasing music on a number of cult indie labels such as Thick Records, Minty Fresh and Kill Rock Star. Most notably, she was a founding member of the Chicago power pop group Starball in the 90s, but Berk now resides in San Diego, where she recorded both her debut LP The Restless Dreams Of Youth and now this new album Start At The End.
Soon after the release of her debut album, Tamar began writing songs for her follow-up album but with no release date or plan in mind. She had notebooks of lyrics and began recording new demos and discovering some older songs she had put aside. In June of 2021, her father died unexpectedly and she struggled to keep from falling into a deep depression.
“When my dad died, I realized I didn’t understand the purpose of anything,” says Tamar about turning to music to express and work through her existential crisis. That required her to Start at the End… with one door closing, others opened, and the cycle of life renewed on an album of introspection, but also action taken, moving forward tentatively, the journey chronicled step by step like a book of short stories, with her characteristic blend of ‘60s psychedelia, ‘70s punk and ‘80s power pop, leavened with subtle strains of folk and country.
Start At The End, is entirely self-produced by Tamar Berk, and features drummer Matt Walker (Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins) mixer Sean O’Keefe (Beach Bunny, Fall Out Boy) and bassist/engineer Matt Thomson (Maita), along with other contributions from guitarists Chris Davis (The Penetrators), Rob Wrong (Witch Mountain) and Chris Marsteller (The Loons), and bassist Allen Hunter (The Eels), Most of the album came to life in Tamar’s home studio, recorded while in quarantine, with her on guitar, bass, harpsichord, piano, strings, organ, synth and percussion.