We makin’ bad, bad choices / we makin’ bad, bad loooooooove.
Instantly hooked. Takara’s Australian-meets-Chicago accent draws you in; intrigues you. Who is she?
I’m everything you want, croons the songstress. Then we get to the spoken word verse, and she’s sure of herself. She’s better than him; she’s better than “bad love.”
When I listen to Takara, I find myself drawn to her grittiness. She sings of love and loss and self-discovery, but she sings it through a lens that isn’t sugarcoating anything. Many pop stars go the route they know will win – easygoing tempos with simple lyrics. But Takara doesn’t need to follow that formula because her voice already carries the thing so many can’t find: real emotion.
Her lyrics read as poetry, expressing complex thoughts in imagery she paints with her own words. Listening feels different when you know something has come straight from the heart.
‘Bad’explores a woman who knows her worth – she’s well aware that the someone she’s messing around with is exactly that: a mess. At the start of the song, she kind of thrives in it. She knows she’s the one driving him crazy, and she likes it. By the end, though, she realizes she doesn’t need the thrill of bad decisions to get her off. She just needs herself.
I hope you think of me when sleeping in the bed you made / and understand, you ain’t a man, and I will never feel the same.
A multidimensional artist and content creator
Music isn’t the only thing Takara’s learned to master. Across various social media platforms, she’s racked up nearly half a million followers. Her videos, posts, and stories have earned themselves over 100 million views.
With thousands of monthly listeners and a debut album still less than a year old, she’s certainly on the path to a longstanding career.
This 4/20 release is just the beginning of her next phase. The thing about Takara is; she never slows down. We’re playing checkers; she’s playing chess. Fans can look forward to continuous new content from Takara in the coming months. Visuals, remixes, acoustic renditions – you name it, she’s ready for it.
More about Takara
Takara is an Australian-born, Chicago-built, LA-based singer who possesses not only a powerful voice, but the ability to put her innermost thoughts and feelings into written word. It’s crazy to think she hasn’t been doing this her entire life, because the talent comes so naturally. She’s able to take painful situations and turn them into something beautiful. Paired with her pipes, you’ve got the makings of a pop star. Follow her on Instagram, Tiktok, and Spotify!