Country music singer songwriter Tara Favell is wild at heart.
At least that’s the inspiration behind her new EP released earlier this year following the success of her last record and feature single Heart Break which garnered more than 15,000 views online and received airplay across country radio.
Hailing from Canberra, Favell now calls Menai home.
A musical child by nature, she has been songwriting and performing from the age of 14.
Favell’s songs reflect raw and honest storytelling, creating a journal of her life, which many of her listeners can engage and relate to.
‘‘Wild Heart is a diary of songs from me from the past 12 to18 months of my life,’’ Favell said.
‘‘I learnt a lot during this time and wanted each song to be about a different feeling and different experience I had.’’
The new 5-track EP captures a fresh country pop cross over sound, deriving influence from Kelsea Ballerini and Carley Pearce.
It features a collection of songs inspired by different moments in time. Each track exploring a different theme, from heartbreak, vulnerability, naiveness to the rollercoaster of emotions that couple with chasing a dream.
The Wild Heart EP is on par with her American-based counterparts – polished and classy.
Favell’s fresh twist on the country pop cross-over comes through in both her honest songwriting and choice of guitar chord from song to song. She is inspired by others but has a sound that’s all her own.
Continuing to collate a strong performance resume, Favell has appeared at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Nelson Bay Country Music Festival and the Sydney Royal Easter Show three years running.
She has also performed alongside Luke O’shea, Jared Porter, Kaylee Bell at the Camden Country Show and opened for Amber Lawrence.
Her hard work and passion shines through in her gig and touring schedule.
‘‘Music is where I feel most at home and I can be 100 per cent myself,” she said.
Wild Heart really appears to epitomise Favell’s life these past two years – wild in spirit and in learning from her experiences.
- You can hear songs from her new EP at the Prince Hotel, Kirrawee, on March 31 from 8pm.