Houston, Texas native Crystal Tamar has finally released the first single off her upcoming EP. The song is called “Nowhere” and was produced by Houston super-producer Cam Wallace (Beyonce, Ciara, Sevyn) with writing by Kalenna Harpar of Diddy Dirty-Money/ LHHATL fame.
The song “Nowhere” chronicles Crystal Tamar’s life moves, traveling from city to city, but admits that she is really nowhere without the love of her life, whether it’s the Bay Area city of Oakland, CA or her hometown of Houston, TX. It’s start off with ethereal tones, hits a few seconds of an uptempo pop beat, before dropping into the bass-heavy slow groove for the rest of the song. Crystal Tamar’s smooth vocals round out this unique love song and you can hear her emotion come through when she sings “Boy, I just want us to grow even though there’ll be some pain.”
Of the song, Crystal explains…
Nowhere is a vibe! I could write a book about what this record means when I’m singing it, because it captures the real life sentiment that I feel, of no matter where I am in this big world, I’m nowhere if my love isn’t there with me. I don’t wanna do the good stuff or the bad stuff without him. No matter what it is I’m experiencing, I’m simply not growing and living if we’re not doing it together. It’s saying.. “So come on, let me take you to the Bay and let me take you to my hometown and lets do love here and there.” Writer Kalenna Harper has this instinctive gift of picking up on an artists mental & emotional state and she really hit the nail on the head with this one. Really grateful to have had her and my hometown producer Cam Wallace, who you’ll hear in the closing of the record, be a part of this swaggy love song over 808s, authentically capturing who I am.
If Crystal Tamar looks familiar to you, you might recognize her from when she was signed to Atlantic Records as part of the girl group Sophia Fresh, where she worked with likes of T-Pain, Kanye West, and TI. Or, if you are from NFL fan, you may remember her as a Houston Texans Cheerleader from her 2008 Pro Bowl appearance in Hawaii.
This is great first single and if this is an indication of the kind of talent we can expect, then I am really looking forward to the rest of the EP.