This week, Today’s Top Tune is dedicated to sharing the amazing homegrown budding talent we’ve sourced via KCRW’s Young Creators Project. First up is Silver Lake-based high school senior Tatyana Richaud, a young queer woman with a passion for social activism and film scoring who has already collaborated with the likes of Graham Coxon and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. As a child, Taty says she “worked out melodies on my alligator keyboard while dreaming of the stories they told,” and learned to read music before she could learn to read words.
She loves poetry, is versed in classical and jazz piano, and focuses on music production, composition, orchestration, and vocals. With a melodic and lyrical prowess that evokes the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and Jensen McRae, it’s hard to believe this rising talent has only performed at school concerts and talent shows, but we have a feeling that won’t be the case for long. Enjoy the radio premiere of her striking song “It’s Not A Problem,” and its equally striking music video.