Tamar Berk has today released her new video for the track titled ‘your permission’. Quirky and personal in a lockdown kind of way, yes that’s a good thing, Tamar really shows her songwriting skills with a quasi-retro-rocker that gives hints of the 70’s with an infusion of the current millennium in all the right ways. Consider this songwriting as a sin as well as a gift, because ‘your permission’ feels totally bad yet delectable in all those ways that create a guilty pleasure. ‘permission’ is something not needed if you become a fan. And you will.
Also, check this out, Tamar’s previous album ‘The Restless Dreams Of Youth’ was just nominated for album of the year and best pop album at the San Diego Music Awards.
Tamar is releasing “Start at the End” will be out April 22.
Check out our other features with Tamar Berk HERE.
About Tamar Berk & ‘your permission’
‘your permission’, which also opens the album, starts out small and intimate – with just Tamar’s voice and some wurlitzer keys – before steadily building up additional layers of vocals and instrumentation until the song arrives at a huge sing-along chorus, showing off the full dynamic range of her songwriting abilities in a relatively small package.
Speaking to the inspiration and lyrical meaning behind “your permission”, Tamar writes “There are days, or even periods of my life when I just want to stop having to be me, and step outside of myself and be someone else…not have to deal with my usual anxieties, issues, and the obsessive thoughts in my head. Just the thought of not being in my head, even for just a day, seems so incredibly liberating! My thoughts can be quite intrusive and annoying and I suppose, it would be nice to experience not having to deal with being myself for a day or making any decisions. The title of the song “your permission” came to me as I thought about moments when I find myself apologizing for stating my opinion, needing something, or simply standing up for myself. My first instinct is always to apologize which I find myself doing sometimes… ultimately the title is ironic.”
The single is also accompanied by a music video in which many different ghostly versions of Tamar are overlaid on top of each other, each wearing different outfits as they all sit down to play at the same piano, a clever mirroring of the track’s opening lyric “can I ask your permission to be someone else today?”.