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Friday, October 14, 2016

Exclusive Interview: Tiffany Returns with Phenomenal Vocals on 'A Million Miles'

If you came of age in the '80s and I say "Tiffany" a visual instantly comes to mind doesn't it? You're seeing the red hair, the jean jacket and the lyrics to "I Think We're Alone Now" are probably about to be stuck in your head (you're welcome) for the rest of the day. That stunning teenager has evolved into a phenomenal female vocalist and fortunately for all of us, she has just released a brand new album. Tiffany has taken some deeply personal issues and used them to pour her heart and soul into each and every track on A Million Miles. The end result is an album that we can all connect with via one song or another (mine is "Fall Again") and there is always extra emotional comfort in numbers, right?

I recently had a chance to chat with Tiffany about A Million Miles and what it's like to still be performing after all of these years.

Daily Boom: Tell me about A Million Miles.

Tiffany: A Million Miles feels like an extension of my very first album and I think it really reconnects listeners to me, just me. When I first came out all of those years ago it was about image- the hair, the 80's clothes, the mall tours- my real vocal ability wasn't the main thing that was pushed. I was really living in the excitement of the moment back then. Now people who listen are saying, 'Wow, she's a real vocalist!' and I really am! The new album features several ballads and it's honestly the music that I've heard in my head for years but never really dug into until now.

DB: What else makes this record different from your previous work?

T: While A Million Miles feels like 'old Tiff' to me it really does connect to some pretty deep emotions. For writing purposes I've really kind of dug into my personal life and connected with some of the recent losses in my life due to things like cancer and addiction. The title track is really about missing people and how hard that is, not just for me, but for everyone. Life is filled with so many unexpected things and they can be pretty devastating at times. I've lost my dad and my best friend both to cancer and then a close cousin to addiction. I miss sharing everyday things with all of them and that impossible distance is something that everyone can understand.

DB: After listening all the way through I have to say that your voice sounds different, maybe even stronger than ever.

T: (Laughing) Well, thank you, after years of purposely trying to be raspy I'm understanding that the high notes are actually much easier for me to hit. I've also learned that the key to longevity is real voice discipline. I'm really very grateful for my voice and at this stage in the game I really am doing everything possible to protect it! I've also found a comfort zone in that I love what I'm doing. I've surrounded myself with positive, supportive people and we're having a lot of fun. Fun is definitely the key.

DB: 2016 is really shaping up to be a great year for you. I've noticed that you're taking part in a lot of the freestyle shows that are playing across the country. How has that experience been for you?

T: I'm actually working on some new (old) tracks today for those cool freestyle shows. I want to lengthen some of my old favorites so that the audiences can really get into them a little more. I love the resurgence of the 80's and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it. I love the excitement of those shows and I really enjoy being a part of them. I love really looking out at those people who have spent their hard  earned money on a night of 80's fun and ya' know what? We're all looking pretty great. It's so hard to work, have kids- juggle all of the adult responsibilities and get it right. I think people need to be a little easier on themselves because they're really still rockin' it. We come from a great time period and by this age we really know who we are. That's all something to celebrate.

DB: You've got new music out, you're reworking some of the old stuff and your schedule is pretty full. What's next for you?

T: I have several random pop up shows scheduled throughout the spring and summer. I'm also hoping to start to tour in support of A Million Miles later this year. Because of the intimacy of the album I really want to do shows in smaller venues to help to set a distinct mood. I'm hoping by August or September to have some of these shows added to my schedule. I also have my at-home concert series that will continue. Opportunities keep rolling in and I couldn't be happier with where my career is headed.

Click HERE to buy A Million Miles.

Check out "Right Here",  the first single off of A Million Miles below!

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