Tamar Berk has today released her new video for the track titled ‘Drop In The Bucket’, from her upcoming album ‘Tiny Injuries’, dropping August 18th.
I have long been saying that Tamar is one of those artists that has truly found her signature sound. And now, we get the next evolution of revolution in that said sound. Subtly snarky with just the right amount of renegade in the rhythm, Tamar clashes with the music brilliantly with a slow build to a magnificent chorus with a song that is one consistent hook. Brilliant.
“”drop in the bucket” explores the idea of how relationships inevitably change over the years because of the little cutting remarks, hurtful words and arguments that add up like drops in a bucket. Over time, this can cause resentment, anger and codependency which can really weigh down a relationship. And the idea of ‘once you say something you can’t take it back’ could not be more true in this case…. and it’s a very dangerous path to go down. I also wanted to explore how each of us go into a relationship with tons of baggage and we expect that person to just know just deal with all of what we lay before them.
The idea of the video actually came to me in a dream in which I was a ballroom dancer and when I woke up I thought, “Now that would be a cool video!” And somehow I made it happen! I found a professional ballroom dancer and worked with her for several months to choreograph a dance that I felt would be interesting, fun and slightly bizarre. I wanted the video to represent the male and female sides of myself dancing around my daily internal struggle of overthinking everything I do or say.”
Check out our other features with Tamar Berk HERE.
About Tamar Berk & ‘Tiny Injuries’
The Cleveland native started on the Chicago indie garage-rock, psychedelic and punk scenes, emerging as a founding member of the groups Starball and Sweet Heat, releasing albums on such cult indie labels as Thick Records, Minty Fresh and Kill Rock Star. She formed the electro-punk duo the Countdown with her husband, releasing music on Invisible Records.
After relocating to Portland, OR, Tamar performed and recorded in 60’s inspired band The Pynnacles and ‘70s-influenced Paradise while she continued to write her own songs. Since moving to San Diego, Tamar has launched her solo career with The Restless Dreams of Youth in 2021, Start at the End in 2022 and Tiny Injuries to be released this summer. Tiny Injuries more than lives up to that promise. Despite any lingering self-doubt, Tamar Berk has found her sweet spot.
Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore solo album Start at the End which was nominated for Best Pop Album and Best Pop Artist at the San Diego Music Awards her third album Tiny Injuries finds Tamar redefining herself in the wake of her dad’s passing, and what she finds often isn’t flattering, as she works her way through grief and into acceptance.
“We all go through life having experienced things that affect us and cause problems, whether we know that at the time or not,” she says. “Lots of anxiety and memories we can never rid ourselves of. Some of them are small, and some are bigger but they are injuries that remain with us. And it’s not about ‘poor me.’ Everyone internalizes these injuries, and none of them are ‘tiny.’