Tanya Gallagher Set To Release Folk Album “One Hand On My Heart”
Hailing from Pensacola, Florida singer/songwriter Tanya Gallagher is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming album “One Hand On My Heart”. With this touching collection of folk and country-influenced tracks, Tanya is prepared to announce herself to the world. Gifted with the ability to create powerful melodic modern pop songs, with minimal but fitting instrumentation and arrangements, this songstress has a sound that is rooted in nostalgia but effortlessly forward-hinking as well. In her two lead singles “Dark Side” and “Barren Land” listeners are introduced to Gallagher’s strong and soulful voice, which could be considered one of the stand-out instruments of this EP itself. Tanya exhibits considerable musicianship and talent that goes beyond just her voice.
There is a sense of emotional honesty and vulnerability present throughout this both singles, that is reflected in the stripped-down nature of Tanya’s style. However, Gallagher’s ineffable spirit seems to tie all of the sonic elements together in a powerful way. Clearly drawing inspiration from her own life and experiences, there is a shimmering quality to “Barren Land” which makes it truly stand out while “Dark Side” is a catchy and infectious way to lure in new fans for the Pensacola native.
The songs are mainly driven by acoustic guitar with Gallagher singing in deep personal tones that seem to be heavily influenced by classic folk artists such as Joni Mitchell alongside of singer/songwriting artists of the last couple of decades like Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette. Gallagher’s vocals serve her insightful and personal lyrics extremely well with her simple guitar chord progressions being tastefully accompanied by delicate keyboards and straight forward percussion. Connect with Tanya Gallagher on Facebook and Soundcloud.