Matterz Interview: Tenaj

Tenaj recently released 'Be As I am Metamorphosis' and made us put our dancing shoes and go straight to the dancefloor. We had a very interesting conversation with her and we are pretty sure that you will love her strong, and full of emotions, personality.

Hi Tenaj. How have you been?
I'm great thanks and you? 

Tell us your story so far. When did you start thinking of a career in music? 
I started very early. My uncle was a professional photographer and he started to take pictures of me since I'm 6 months old. From modelling to dancing and in my early teenage years I started to focus on singing.

You recently released your new single ‘Be As I Am Metamorphosis’. What is the story behind this song? How was the recording and writing process?
It was a moment in my life where everyone around me tries to tell me what I can and cannot do or be. I fell in love with the title Be As I Am. The recording and writing process was great very smooth and fun.

Producer Austin Leeds who has worked with Avicii, Tiesto is behind the slick production of the track. Talk to us about this collaboration. 
He’s an amazing producer. I let him do his thing and he always comes up with some hot music.

‘Be As I Am Metamorphosis’ is a new version of the same track that you released almost a year ago! What are the differences and your need to re-release the track? 
I just wanted a different version. I love remixes and I always create an original version and different remixes. The difference is that the original is more of future house track and the remix has more of a bass house touch.

What do you find inspiring when you are writing your songs? 
Anything can inspire me. I can get inspired by watching Tv or walking down the street. I would say my life and any moments can inspire me.

We are in love with your video! It is very uplifting! What’s the concept and do you have some funny behind-the-scenes stories to share with us? 
Thank you I'm happy to hear that. The concept was to create a video behind the scenes. Me travelling. I was shooting in Milano and Switzerland. I thought it was really funny to see my dog inside my suitcase, therefore I had to incorporate it.

Who are your favourite artists? How do you incorporate their work in your sound? 
I listen to all kind of music. I really like Madonna, Halsey, Nervo, Don Diablo, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and many others. When you listen to all your favourite artists, it naturally becomes part of you. The inspiration shows at a later point in one of my songs without consciously trying to do so.

Any plans for a tour or a new single? 
Yes, definitely planning on it. The dates will be announced soon and yes more songs/ videos will be coming soon. I'm planning on releasing every 2 month a song/video.

Do you have a special message for your fans? 
Dreams come true. Never give up.

Tenaj thank you very much for the interview.  
Thank you guys for having me.