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You have a new Christmas Album coming out! How exciting. Can you tell us a little more about what we can expect?

The concept behind this album was to recreate the warm and cozy sound of the old Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby records. That’s why we approached the recording of the album in the old-fashioned way: we did it straight to tape, with no edits afterwards, and mastered on tape as well. Thanks to producer Brad Allen Williams it sounds exactly the way I wanted – warm, honest and just magical. I am releasing the behind-the-scenes video of the album recording next month as well. So you will be able to see what this whole process entailed. I also have an album release show coming up on December 12th where you can hear this music live!

Have you always wanted to put a Christmas album?

I have always wanted to record a Christmas album. Every time December would arrive I would always get upset at myself for not getting it done. But this year I got myself together and finally made my dream come true: came up with a concept, gathered an incredible group of musicians and producers, co-arranged the songs and recorded the album at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn.
Who would you say is your biggest musical influence?

My music background (as well as discography) is quite diverse. I have always been passionate about 80’s soul-pop music and inspired by artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion. But my career started as a lead singer of a jazz band when I was 15. Since then the love for both jazz and pop/soul genres is always reflected in my original music.

When you aren’t doing music – what is something you enjoy?

When I don’t do music, I read (a lot), study psychology (this field of knowledge fascinates me and I would love to study it professionally one day), and teach piano and voice. When you are a musician, it takes most of your free time. It’s rare that I don’t think about music.

What are your plans for 2020?

In 2020 I plan to continue doing what I’ve started – I will keep on making videos, recording new songs, and will work on a new album.

What social media links would you like to share with us?

I am very active on Instagram (www.instagram.com/tamarausatova_ ) where I share both my music and a lot of life and psychology observations. I also release covers and original songs videos every month on my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tesaruga). For more information about me you can go on my website www.tamarausatova.com. And of course you can find my music on all the digital platforms.

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