The musical expression of emotion is not easy to master; however it is the ultimate goal of many artists. A great deal of modern music simply enters our ears and may move our bodies … but seldom our soul. Very few artists can compose soaring melodies intertwining lyrics that whisper into our hearts the full gamut of human experience. Tanja Maritsa is one of these artists. Tanja writes a blend of folk, jazz and contemporary songs that soothe the soul and mellow the mind. She is a songstress that spins works that heal, inspire, and calm. Each of Tanja's songs is one tiny miracle of muse, a droplet of pure emotion and taken together they're a tranquil flowing river along a twisting journey.
Tanja's music has the inherent ability to reach out and touch others, and that is her goal as an artist. Tanja says, “I choose songs that have meaning to me and that I really love in the hope that they will touch other people.” It is out of this absolute passion for music and her unique development as a young artist that Tanja's sounds of timeless emotion and inner innocence came to life.
Tanja was born in
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
While many other artists have influenced Tanja, she stays true to herself. She remains stylistically unique even though others have compared her to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy. Tanja states, “While these are artists who have influenced me, I want to be genuine in my music and to be myself.”
Tanja writes almost all her melodies and lyrics, although she will also carefully choose cover material to perform or record. Her inspiration is born out of quiet moments - whenever and wherever they may be. Whether sitting on a train or walking through