In the back garden at The Chipped Cup in West Harlem, Tatyana runs an extension cord along the wall, out the door, all the way to a small black amplifier tucked away in a corner. She plays acoustic guitar, but loves her Fender above all else. The backyard of the cafe is manhattan-sized, but feels bigger than it is, maybe because of the enormous mirror tucked behind tables and plants against a wall, maybe because of all the nooks and whatnot, and you could almost pretend to be in a smaller town like Asheville or Burlington were it not for the word “HARLEM” painted in enormous letters along the back wall, or the building walls around you, going up and up to a height that’s short in Manhattan, towering anywhere else.
Tatyana writes a song that can play in your head all day, the kind of tune you find yourself humming days later without realizing it at first. Then you say, “wait, what is this song?” and then you say, “Oh, yeah! I like that tune.”
Hailing from Belarus, and raised on her father’s classic rock albums, Tatyana is focused on her work, putting out her first EP on November 23rd. In her words, ” It’s going to be an electronic/acoustic dance record about falling in love, dealing with the past and becoming a better partner.”
But she sounds like she’s an alright partner from this song, “Tip of my Tongue,” that she played beautifully on the first take. Take a look at her soundcloud page (soundcloud.com/kalkomusic) for more music.