Tara Macri Releases Behind The Scenes Video For
“Prettiest Girl In The Room”
“The song’s admirable and heartfelt main message of finding the one person you can call to keep you at your best self is showcased beautifully in the film-clip as we follow two young badass girls as they skateboard fearlessly while “busting up the princess myth”. – A Music Blog Yea?
“[The video gives fans] an exclusive behind the scenes look at the fun and games that took place while her and her team created the music video.” – A Music Blog Yea?
The song’s core message of finding the one person you can call to keep you at your best self comes alive through two talented young skateboarders from The Pink Helmet Posse, one rough & tumble pinata, and a whole lot of glitter. “The fashion and look in the video was inspired by Audrey Hepburn,” says Tara, “We were going for a modern day Audrey Hepburn look. I love her uniqueness & classiness and have always been a huge fan of hers.”
Tara collaborated with producer Greg Collins (U2, Gwen Stefani) and the track was mixed by multi Grammy award winner Chris Lord Alge. When asked about working with Tara, Alge expressed “[Tara has] pure vocal emotion mixed with the best from the past and the best from the future… true honesty.”
Tara has recently been added to the 2015 lineup for Live In The Vineyard – where she will be playing alongside acts such as Rob Thomas, Barenaked Ladies, Adam Lambert, and many more.
Tara is no stranger to the spotlight – she’s starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of HAIRSPRAY, followed by a performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl alongside Nick Jonas, Drew Carey, and John Stamos. The devotion to her music has sent Tara on a journey from Toronto to New York, Chicago to Los Angeles, and along the way has developed and refined the art of contemporary pop music.
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“Prettiest Girl In The Room” behind the scenes video:
“Prettiest Girl In The Room” official video:
Tara Macri has been so kind to answer The Planet Of Sound some interview questions. Check it out below:
When did you start to make music?
As I kid I had a journal and I would write in it and that’s how songs evolved. It has always been a very cathartic practice for me.
Can you tell us a bit more about your musical history?
My grandfather taught me how to play ‘Three Blind Mice’ on the piano when I was little, and that was really the beginning for me. I caught the musical and acting bug at that point and started writing and performing and have continued ever since. With the support of my family, (who has endured a lot, believe me!) I made my way to Broadway and have even had the opportunity to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. It has been quite a journey so far, yet there is still a lot in front of me that I want to achieve, so every day I am working towards my current goals and continue to challenge myself by setting new ones, too.
Who are your influences?
Love love love Michael Jackson and I truly love and admire P!nk. She is amazing…
Could you list your Top 5 albums of all time?
Wow! That’s a tough one and really is ever-changing, but here are 5 for this time around:
- P!nk – The Truth About Love
- Michael Jackson-Thriller
- Taylor Swift- 1989
- Maroon Five-V
- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals-This is Somewhere
How do you feel about playing live?
I love playing live as it taps into my pure love of performing! Connecting with the audience and getting their immediate reaction to my music in a live setting is amazing and very beneficial to me in my ongoing practice of writing. It helps me gauge if I am on the right path with the music I am making…and if it makes people feel something, then I think I’m headed in the right direction.
How would you describe Tara Maci’s sound?
I feel that my happy place is in-between the amazing Colbie Caillat, and the incomparable P!nk. I am a huge fan of both of these extremely talented women and appreciate their message as much as their music. I think both of these ladies have found their perfect individual formula of femininity and softness mixed with power and strength.
That speaks to me a great deal.
Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
It depends. It’ s different every time, really. You never know when a song or a beat is going to hit you. It sometimes happens when I am driving, or rather…sitting, in LA traffic. Sometimes, I have the opportunity to work with really great producers and we will build a track together, and then write to the track. Other times, I will come up with the melody on the piano and then the lyrics come to me after the melody is set. And then there are the times that a title will start the whole process. The length of time it takes for me to write a song varies…it can just pour out and other times it might even take a few weeks. We live in a complicated and high-energy world where we are affected by many things all the time, and I do my best to remain open to influence all around me. If something strikes me and resonates with me, it might find it’s way into a song. One thing is for sure, all of my songs come from an honest and authentic place inside me, and each and every one means a lot to me. With PGITR the title came first and, actually, the first chorus we wrote didn’t make it into the final version. So, as a songwriter it is best to be flexible as you never know when something better is going to present itself.
Which new bands would you recommend?
Rachel Platon. “Fight Song” is a great song
Which band/song would you love to make a cover version of?.
I actual did a cover of Michale Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and Maroon Five’s “Love somebody” which will premier on my Youtube channel soon!
What are your plans for the future?
Right now, I am in the middle of a radio promo tour in support of ‘Prettiest Girl In The Room’. I am also gearing up for my performance at the Live In The Vineyard festival in the Napa Valley and will be playing some radio holiday shows this December. Be sure to check my official website TaraMacri.com and follow me on social media for the most up to date information.
Any parting words?
Thank you so much for all your support! xoxoT