Reigning supreme over the land of sunny beaches, bad mullets and bedroom pop, Australian-born Tash Sultana has stepped foot back in chart-covering territory with their latest album, 'Terra Firma'. This record should, perhaps, nod to all of the 25-year-old's predecessors in the form of Erykah Badu, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and the likes, but Tash has found a sound that is so unapologetically theirs. Three years since their debut record, 'Terra Firma' offers a much more nuanced and settled approach to Tash' ridiculously enormous musical palette, where their first album acted as a mismatch of a not-quite-yet figured out style.
The name of Tash Sultana 's sophomore album might be inspired simply by their garden and acts as an ode to their newfound fondness of a quieter life, but it is an album that sees Sultana at their most grounded musically. It is a trademark Tash Sultana record in many ways - essences of funk, soul, R&B and jazz blend together with added intrigue - just like we were given on their award-winning debut Flow State. However, lyrically, the songs feel darker and more personal on this offering.