Africa’s number 1 bad girl, and ace singer Tiwa Savage talks about her recently released EP, titled Water & Garri with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, where she revealed how the inspiration of some of the tracks on the project came about. Tiwa on the Zane Lowe show revealed that the lead single on the EP “Tales By Moonlight (feat Amaarae)”, is a love song, saying she still believes in love despite having suffered a lot of heartbreaks in the past.
Tiwa further said that she believes in that type of fairy tale kind of love, something like Cinderella happily ever after. Tiwa also further spoke about having Brandy as a mentor and being her biggest influence ever in music.
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Tiwa Savage Tells Apple Music about the song being named after a Nigerian program
So when I heard the instrumental, exactly how you said, just the way the beat felt just soft and light, but it still felt like this old school vibe. You just want to two-step to it. So I wanted a record that felt good. The lyrics, even my delivery on it, my tone, I was very soft on it. But it’s a love song. Tales By Moonlight, it was a popular program when I was growing up in Nigeria and it was this lady or this man that used to tell stories. So it’s me saying I just want that fairy tale type of love. I don’t want to lose hope in just finding real love. I still believe in that. No matter how many times I’ve been heartbroken, I still am a sucker for love. I still believe there’s still that fairytale Cinderella ending.
Tiwa Savage Tells Apple Music about Brandy being her biggest influence
Brandy is literally the reason why I started singing, literally. As a kid, just listening to I Want To Be Down, every interview I’ve ever had, she’s my favorite, my all time, my mentor, everything. And I’ve been trying to work with her for years. It was a dream of mine. And when it happened this time, it’s not even just music, we connected like sisters. She’s someone that I speak to literally every other day. It’s beyond my expectation.
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