Dark pop artist Talia Stewart releases new single “Nicotine”

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Talia Stewart is a dark pop artist whose vocals bring a distinctive jazz style to her alternative/dark pop sound. Often compared to Amy Winehouse, Talia’s darker sound resonates with fans of Billie Eilish, Ashnikko, UPSAHL, Melanie Martinez, Kali Uchis. In 2015, she moved to Nashville, TN, and that same year was featured on Chance the Rapper’s brother, Taylor Bennett’s ‘Broad Shoulders’. Her single, “Throw It My Way.” was released in February of 2018 and received a placement in the CW television series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Her collaboration with Bardo, “Déjame” landed a placement in the CW series “The Flash.” Stewart’s debut EP, Vices and Virtues released in 2018. Her follow-up project, Confessional was released summer of 2019 and saw the lead single “Look Ma No Hands” go viral on TikTok. Her first release of 2021, the mini-EP Murder, She Wrote, is out now.

“This song is special because its about a toxic relationship but its subject is able to be interpreted in two ways. On one hand, it’s written about an addiction to Nicotine and how unhealthy and frustrating that is. But it’s also written from the perspective of someone in a toxic romantic relationship. Both are characterized by the desperation of someone who knows they’re addicted to something terrible for them. The first line I heard for the song was “I love that I hate that I love that I hate.” I think it perfectly sums up the “on again, off again” element of a toxic relationship. Lyrically, it’s on some cheeky s–t. Sonically, it’s balanced out with what might be my heaviest, hardest-hitting production to date.”

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