‘PRINCESS SLIT AND THE RAINCOAT PRINCE’
Multi-faceted, rapid-emerging singer, songwriter and artist Tianna Esperanza follows up “Terror” with explosive new single “Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince” — an authentic and raw offering.
Fresh from supporting global superstar LP on the UK leg of her European tour, with a slew of dates including London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow, Tianna Esperanza serves up an instant upbeat classic layered with an array of effective percussive elements and heavy guitar riffs. Building anticipation throughout with her smooth lyricism and snappy drum kicks, Tianna entices the listener in before switching into a seedy punk-influenced production, assertively declaring “I wanna peg Eminem, I wanna be feminine”. Another lyrically honest and captivating single paired with a sleek Peter Collins Campbell-directed video, “Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince” demonstrates Tianna’s shining vocal versatility, whilst simultaneously paying homage to her grandmother Paloma, aka Palmolive, from legendary bands The Slits and The Raincoats.
Speaking on the release, Tianna Esperanza states: “I wanted to do a little bit of a tribute to my grandmother’s music and her legacy,” she explains, “but also something that felt like my own.”
Growing up as queer & bi-racial in the affluent, white culture of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Tianna is the granddaughter of famed punk drummer, Palmolive – pioneering founder of legendary all-female punk band the Slits and the Raincoats. It’s immediately clear that Tianna’s own appetite for changing the narrative sits front and centre of her experience, a precociously intelligent and potent head on young shoulders.
With influences ranging from Nina Simone to Public Enemy to Gil Scott-Heron, Esperanza emerges as a high-calibre, uniquely talented artist and fashion muse in the making. With a slew of music promised this year, she’ll be sure to continue to gain significant attention.