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Tantra: On The Brink Album Release

Sat July 13 at 7:00 pm10:59 pm


Hawaii, now Key West resident “Tantra” describes herself as an Esoteric Hip-Hop Lyricist. She started songwriting at 12 and recording at 16 years old. Her sound is heart opening and experimentally expressive, emoting a ‘Spiritual Gangster’ nature with a humbling dose of reality. Her first album ‘Love’s Heretic’, released in 2016, won her a Na Hoku Hanohano Award in May of 2017 for Hip Hop Album of the Year. She became the first woman to take home this award in the category and still holds this title. An audience engaging performer, Tantra has rocked crowds from 15 to 20,000. Fueled by loss and a ghosting divorce, “On The Brink” is her latest testimonial. This newest album tells a story of crippling transformation, self-reflection and forgiveness. Partly recorded in Nassau, Bahamas & one of Mac Miller’s favorite studio’s in Dallas, Texas, the album took 3 years to complete.

Tantra also produces her own Underground Hip-Hop events in order to give the communities she’s lived in a place for poetry and created “The Key Rhyme Collective” in 2021. Her singles, artist collaborations and 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning album, “Love’s Heretic”, are available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube and all streaming platforms.

“On The Brink” came to me at the end of 2020 when I was faced with a painful divorce and a complete shift of my life’s path. The story of this navigation from death to rebirth in love is detailed on the album. Its a dance with humility, anger, accepting the deepest depths of hell to the mistakes in between. It’s all here. Music saved my life, again. Those of you that experienced my first album, Love’s Heretic, will understand. If you’re new to my life then you will come to know that my songs are a testament to my journey and a way to understand what’s gone wrong. These songs help me find a way to set pain free in a Spiritual manner. A manner of accountability from rage to grace. And oh the joys of being a domesticated woman trying to date and find love in between…

“Dont Wait” is an added song for my Nonnu who recently passed. It was always a dream to collaborate with an Italian artist. For him, it came to life.

If this album can connect with just one person and make them feel seen, then I’ve done my job.