“Supermodel” is a Catchy and Explorative Collaboration Between Tana and Ava Like Lava
The newly released “Supermodel” has been in the making for 2 years. Tana originally wrote the hook for this new single in 2020 but sat on it until she found the right artist to collaborate with. After connecting with Iranian-born, South African-based Ava Like Lava via Instagram, the rest is history, and listeners are now treated to this catchy hip-hop/pop/R&B track that sounds tantalizing at first listen but carries a more explorative message.
Having recently signed her song “Savage” to Sony US and Babygrande Records, Tana is an artist and songwriter with charge and a unique flair for lyrics and melody. Her tracks have been championed by Sean Kingston on Instagram, played on BBC Introducing, and featured in numerous publications, and she has also written for artists like Jike Junyi. Her rich and diverse views on gay culture have strongly influenced her musical and personal journey. She shares, “I’m queer and I want to use my platform to be real and be a voice for others.” Tana’s music is unapologetic, revolutionary, and liberating, and she places diversity at heart. Her growing reputation means she is one to watch and she aims to change the scene for good.
“Supermodel” is about a girl that looks like a supermodel – everyone wants to be her and/or everyone wants to be with her. With a catchy and memorable hook full of sultry vocalizations and chilled R&B vibes, the track makes for an easy replay and addicting listen, which then lends itself to a deeper understanding of the actual message that lies beneath the hypnotizing production. The first verse by Ava Like Lava unveils the standards that the song’s subject holds herself to because of the preconceived notions and expectations that society places upon her just based on her external appearance. A harmonic bridge by Tana further exemplifies the idea of expected perfection and as the song finishes, the repeated hook builds atop itself with more vocal harmonies. The development of this song cleverly mirrors the meaning behind the lyrics – the beat, much like the appearance of this “supermodel,” gets people intrigued enough that they may not dig deeper but the message remains right below the surface if only people would pay more attention.