World Environment Day is celebrated annually every year on the 5th of June. It began in the year 1974 as an initiative to raise awareness and act against practices that harm our ecosystems. As her contribution to this day, Tanya Shanker, the teen music prodigy from Bangalore, has written a song called Gone Girl. The lyrics exemplify how Humans conflict with the environment. The song is a conversation between the humans, Mother Nature, and Tanya and what she can do to save our planet.
Tanya Shanker has taken the music world in Bangalore by storm (and soon the International arena). In less than a year she has performed with some of the countries big wigs that include Girish Pradhan and the Chronicles, Perfect Strangers (Hornbill winners), Carlton Braganza (OPUS), Ritwik Bhattarcharya (Pineapple Express), Sylvester Pradeep (The Stage) and many more.
Tanya just turned 15 (yes, you read that right – Fifteen years old) but has an old soul. She turned professional in 2018 under the guidance of her manager & mentor Richard Andrew (MOKSHA) who has been training her since she was 10 years old. She has since been performing on a regular basis across the country (in the pre-covid era), apart from writing & composing her own music.
Her first single “Thank You Mum” released in March 2019 went viral with over 20k views in a week and got a lot of press coverage (Times of India + DC + online media/shares) and loads of accolades from the industry veterans. Her second single ‘Be Yourself’ (released on Oct 2019) is a song about being yourself and not giving in to peer pressure, and again garnered over 25k views.
BATTLEFIELD – Debut Album 2020
Tanya’s debut album was launched on Nov 20th, 2020, the album has 7 tracks in the pop-rock genre and has been produced by Richard Andrew. These songs were written over a period of two years, starting off when she was 13, and cover topics that are typical with teenagers like love, pressure, and device addictions, Procrastination, etc.
Have a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsSyJwZ0iW0