It was a wild time this week in South Beach, Miami, as singer/songwriter Tinatin, her music producer Ayhan Sahin and videographer/film producer Chris Holmes lensed a music video for Tinatin’s remix of “Wild,” the title track from her recently released EP. Along for the ride were a bevy of hot beach boys the team picked up along the way.
The original video for “Wild,” included on the physical release, was filmed in New York’s Lower East Side during the first week of February, where Tinatin filmed some scenes in a sleeveless couture gown two steps from a two-foot-high snow drift.
Of course, I’d offer a more readable view… if only the Turkish-language press made a damn bit of sense. As far as I can tell, here’s what more than a dozen webbies reporting on Tinatin’s EP release for “Wild,” co-written & produced by Ayhan, are saying: Turkish producer Ayhan Sahin, now based in the U.S., has produced his latest project with Georgian artist Tinatin. He previously released the latest French-language CD for Lybert Ramade. And it’s all fucking fabulous!
To celebrate the release of Tinatin’s EP “Wild,” Ayhan and I entertained an elite crowd of music aficionados (that sounded good, huh?) Tuesday evening at 2C Studios in Brooklyn Heights. Tinatin showed up just in time after a two-week writing/recording session in London and Paris, as we debuted the music video clip in beautiful 50″ HD—which you can see here.
Today is the day! Tinatin’s six-cut EP “Wild” is now available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. All songs are written by Tinatin and Ayhan Sahin, and arranged/produced by Sahin. The release comes from Ayhan’s Young Pals Records.
Just in time for this week’s Earth Day, the cacophonous title track offers a socially conscious anthem about the ravages of climate change, as a rash of alarming trends sweep the land: “temperatures plummeting to 12 below at the equator, a dry spell across South America’s tropical rainforests and fire along the Polar ice caps.”
Hear clips from the songs here! And below is the sensational music video for “Wild,” lensed by Chris Holmes.
I met openly gay singer/songwriter Matt Zarley several years ago through uber-publicist and pal Michael Caprio, who reps two of my top-tier fave acts, Olivia Newton-John and Jon Secada. My first impression was, gulp, hot, sexy, to the point that I found myself bashful in our first conversation.
Now that I know Matt better, I recognize he has a heart of gold to match his iron-clad demeanor (okay, he’s still hot as shit). His latest single is a remake of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong,” which, lyrically, is a wondrous mantra for young gays finding their way in a still-often hostile world. He is donating all proceeds to gay youth organization Trevor Project.
Meanwhile, he is working on full-length project “Change Begins With Me,” which is slated for release this summer. On Sunday, Ayhan—who provided one of the remixes for “We Belong”—and meese, with our mutual bud (and Caprio’s partner) Randy, had a grand catch-up, brunching at Chelsea hot spot Elmo.