31 Days of Women: Tiera

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Editor’s Note: In celebration of Women’s History Month, You Sing I Write is highlighting female country artists and songwriters throughout March.

Independent singer-songwriter Tiera released her self-titled debut EP today. The Alabama native’s new project showcases her unique brand of country music and memorable storytelling.

The five-track EP was all co-written by Tiera, who is signed to Nicolle Galyon’s female-focused publishing company Songs & Daughters. Tiera’s warm vocals combined with R&B, pop and country elements have the singer leaving her distinct mark on the music scene.

Tiera kicks off with the sultry “Found It In You” and has the singer belting of a powerful kind of love that gives her confidence and happiness. Soaring electric guitar parts, slick beats and an infectious chorus make “Found It In You” an obvious radio hit.

The sassy “Not Your Girl” follows “Found It In You” and has Tiera boldly saying she doesn’t fit the mold and won’t change for any man. “Laid Back,” the most stripped down track on the release, highlights Tiera’s versatility as a singer alongside delicate strums of an acoustic guitar and a soft R&B beat while “Shut It Down” ups the ante with club-ready beats bound to liven up any party.

“Miles” featuring Breland is a feel-good ballad of a growing love that only gets better with time. With a throwback Motown feel, “Miles” has Tiera transporting the listener back in time with her soulful vocals and gospel-like backing choir. Breland’s rapid-fire singing swiftly brings the song back to the present while his vocals complement Tiera for a standout collaboration.

“When I put out ‘Found It In You’ I hadn’t planned to release a full EP, but as my fans grasped onto the single I decided to release this whole collection of songs,” Tiera says in a release. “It was really important for me to release my first full project independently because I wanted to make my stamp on country music in my own way.

“This is my way of introducing everyone to who I am as an artist,” she continues. “I wrote all of the songs with my friends and favorite collaborators; it is 100% true to me and I hope people have just as much fun listening to these songs as we did writing them.” 

Tiera’s EP is available now. For more, stream it below on Spotify or choose your preferred service to listen.