Certainty is certainly hard to find these days, in the midst of uncertain and anxious times surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. However, New Orleans based duo, Tansy, are seeking to find it in their new single aptly titled “Certainty”.
The first song written for their upcoming debut album (Full Bloom – releasing Spring 2020), “Certainty” lyrically explores the beginning of their path as a duo. Dubbed as “the song that started Tansy”, “Certainty” is the seed of evolution that the duo has taken as they grow into themselves and enter the next phase of life. With lyrics speaking to the endless searching encountered during the path of self-discovery, the verses and chorus are intertwined to waver between the unknown and the what ifs, and the aftermath of these feelings, wanting to be released from these questions that can burden the mind as you discover who you are and what your purpose is. At its core, “Certainty” is a song about self-discovery. “As a young adult there’s a lot of questioning, a lot of doubt, a lot of fear. We’re all looking for something sure, something certain at this point in our lives and that’s what this song really explores.” – Tansy
Tansy is the brainchild of Will Feinberg and McKenna Alicia. Feinberg, a native of Detroit, and Alicia, a native of Oakland, met in New Orleans in 2017 where they began playing together in the city’s music scene. After a period of contributing to each other’s own original projects, they felt themselves being pulled together by their collaboration. McKenna and Will spent the next eighteen months together writing and honing their sound. Backed by a powerhouse band of some of the city’s rising stars, Tansy recorded their debut album, Full Bloom this past summer. Their debut single “Dreaming” released in January 2020 and was met with high critical acclaim from both fans and media, including the likes of Atwood Magazine, Bong Mines Entertainment, IGGY Magazine, and LeFutureWave. Influenced by the music of Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper Experiment, Moonchild, and Norah Jones; Tansy synthesizes the warmth of a classic RnB sound with the bold harmonic and melodic statements of today’s jazz. The end result is a fresh sound that will appeal to a wide variety of listeners while leading the way forward in contemporary vocal jazz.