LISTEN: Tanya Tagaq’s Dope New Track “Centre” Ft. Shad from ‘Retribution’

Tanya Tagaq released the first official single from her upcoming album, Retribution, dropping October 21. “Centre” featuring Shad is a dope track that engages alternative throat singing, hip hop, and live instrumentals like you’ve never heard before.

Tagaq told The FADER:

“The song is about the idea of being centred. Being rooted, being present, all of these things are about the knowing, knowing how to conduct yourself. Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create. I find my womb very sacred and I wanted to address that.”

With Shad’s verses spit over Tagaq’s guttural rhythm over an electronic-to-live instrumental ebb and flow of beats, the track takes on a true collaborative form. Put together, Tagaq and Shad make a pretty dope track. Check it:

LISTEN: Tanya Tagaq “Centre” ft. Shad

Be sure to catch Tanya Tagaq live at one of her tour dates below: 

Sept. 18 – Montreal, QC – Red Bull Music Academy w/ Fucked Up
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Broad
Oct.12 – Corner Brook, NL – Corner Brook Arts & Cultural Centre
Oct. 15 – Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre for the Arts
Oct. 19 – Moncton, NB – Capitol Theatre
Oct. 21 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse
Nov. 10 – Fairbanks, AK – Hering Auditorium
Nov. 17 & 18 – San Fransisco, CA – Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts
Nov. 26 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre