Tanya says “Four of the five tracks were written as part of I Heart Songwriting Club. Writing to a theme really helps me open up and explore new ideas in my writing that I might not otherwise think of.
Some of these songs are exactly how I wrote them within the hour time limit and other times it just sparked an idea for a verse or chorus, that I’ve then gone back to and refined. The club has been a great help to keep up a creative practice and receive feedback from my songwriting peers.
The title track ‘Breakdown To Breakthrough’ was written during the first wave of the country going into lockdown, from the theme of ‘Imagination’ (to dream a new world into existence, what systems would you change?), in a time of self reflection, when the world appeared to stand still.
Realising that the most significant times of change have come when everything around you falls apart. When you’ve hit rock bottom and there’s nowhere left to go other than picking yourself up and moving on. Usually with a newfound sense of purpose.”
Tanya’s 2017 Album, “The Art of Departing” features a song she wrote in the club also “Friday Night Queen” and it features on our member playlist here.