Emerging South London talent Tiana Blake marks her first release of 2021 with new single ‘Interruption’, produced by Grammy-nominated hitmaker MNEK.
Immediately attracting plaudits following her fierce debut ‘Cut Ties’ last year, the gifted young artist is firmly flying the flag for British R&B, with ‘Interruption’ marking the start of an exciting new chapter for Tiana Blake.
“It’s about trying to get your partner’s attention, and craving quality time,” Tiana explains. “MNEK whipped up an idea for the production and I came up with a concept. Then myself, MNEK and Ryan Ashley went back and forth on the lyrics.”
A sultry, soul-drenched love song, ‘Interruption’ pairs Tiana’s alluring vocals with a production that draws inspiration from the early-2000s golden era of R&B. The seductive official video, brought to life by renowned stylist Leah Abbott (Skepta, Jorja Smith) and esteemed filmmaker and creative director Sheena Brobbey – further accentuates the classic R&B vibe. ‘Interruption’ marks the first single release from her forthcoming mixtape, which is scheduled for release this June.
Surrounded by a melting pot of musical influences from a young age, Tiana had an unashamed love for 90’s RnB, inspired by the likes of Brandy, Monica and 702, she burst onto the scene last year with the empowering ‘Cut Ties’, her acclaimed debut single that has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams and garnered support from the likes of gal-dem, Wonderland,TRENCH, Nation of Billions, DUMMY and more. This was followed up by the similarly well received ‘Hit The Spot’ and ‘Monday’.
Fellow South Londoner MNEK has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and Clean Bandit. He received a Grammy nomination for his work on Duke Dumont’s ‘Need You 100%’ and last year scored his first ever UK #1 for ‘Head & Heart’ with Joel Corry.