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Ant Tarrant - Single Review: Candle Lights

09 Mar 2021 // A review by Mike Alexander
Ant Tarrant has served his apprenticeship and it shows. Now back in New Zealand after following his muse to Central America and the US, where he was mentored in the art of song-writing and production, he’s settled in Kare Kare and opened up a music studio.

His third official release, Candle Lights, shows the benefits of honing his craft. It’s a slow-burn ballad with a reflective lyric that swells and surges around a beautiful piano motif, and a vocal dripping in emotion.

Although, it’s obvious this is a song straight from the heart, there’s some clever and poignant lyrics – "you choose you and don't wait for me. I’m still stuck in a fantasy and I don’t know how long I’ll be" – which suggest it had its genesis in a relationship that ended when he left for foreign shores.

There’s another lovely line - "we’ll shine like two little candle lights but on opposite sides of the sea" – which is a touchingly sweet and heartfelt way of acknowledging the significance of the relationship.

I love this song and how it resonates with the best and most thoughtful in me. Tarrant may have worked at his craft but he comes across as a natural.
Rating: ( 5 / 5 )

About Ant Tarrant

After countless journeys throughout the world, Ant is back in New Zealand doing what he loves; producing, singing and writing songs. He's playing a few festivals for the NZ summer and after producing for Ammar Music in the USA, he's now focusing on releasing his own songs and producing for other artists. He's been mentored by hit song writers and producers in the States and has had his songs signed by companies including Seven Seas Music, Catch The Moon, What Up Pitches and Ammar Music Group.

He rediscovered his love for making the crowd move in the last four years in the electronic dance scenes of Colombia and Panama. His multi-instrumental background produces live sets (often with his mate as DJ) while playing guitar and singing over the top. Original tunes and the occasional classic blending funk, house and pop all together.

He has just released his first single about his experiences in Latin America and is getting some more modern pop releases ready for 2021.

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