Tatianna serves pop goddess on new single ‘Transform’

Tatianna releases new single ‘Transform’ after her appearance on ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’ season 2. Michael Paramo provides a quick overview of the single.

“I could be anything you want me to be / Isn’t that what you want, what you expect to see? / I can be anyone you want me to be / Isn’t that what you need, what you expect from me?” Tatianna sings on her new single ‘Transform’ released October 29th, 2016. We all got to see her transform in the last few months on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, which aired from August 25th to October 27th on Logo TV and VH1. On the show, Tatianna beautifully performed a spoken word piece ‘The Same Parts’ and later released it as a single in September, having now garnered nearly 150,000 plays on Spotify.

‘Transform’ is Tatianna’s follow-up to this single, and it is a bouncing pop anthem that exudes the confidence of a veteran in pop music. Aurally, the song would fit in superbly on Britney Spears’ fifth studio album Blackout, successfully delivering the unique dance-pop sound that the album possesses. Additionally, ‘Transform,’ similar to Blackout, warps Tatianna’s vocals in an effective manner, adding interest rather than utilizing it simply as a crutch, as many artists do. “I’m here to give you more” Tatianna sings, and I imagine it as a response to Spears’ infectious ‘Gimme More.’

Lyrically, ‘Transform’ is fairly simple in its message, with the chorus being “I transform- form, morph- morph, shift- shift, change” and the electronic drop featuring the word “transform” in a repeated computerized pleasurable splutter. However, songs crafted for the club excel when they maintain a certain simplicity. With ‘Transform,’ it is quite simply the high energy atmosphere that it spawns that qualifies it as one of the best songs by a RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant in recent memory. Category is… pop goddess, and Tatianna is serving it here.

Click here to listen to ‘Transform’ via YouTube.

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