TIDES is a R&B duo made up of Innocent Tswamuno and Dan Song, two musicians who met at a GRAMMY camp program for high schoolers in 2009.
Those teenage boys have since grown up, and produced a very mature and soulful EP called Crossroads.
If you like the 80s work of Al Jarreau or Stevie Wonder, you’ll immediately be fans of TIDES and their transfixing tunes.
SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR… TIDES
NAME(S): Innocent Tswamuno, Dan Song
POSITION: Indie Pop / R&B Duo
HOMETOWN: Zimbabwe and South Korea, currently in LA and NYC
1. What is your earliest musical memory?
Innocent: The first time I sang in my dad’s church in Zimbabwe (12-years-old).
Dan: 8-years-old, the first time I went to church and heard a live band.
2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?
Innocent: When I lied to a friend of mine (Mohan) that I had written “How Does It Feel” by D’Angelo (whom he did not know then), and he later found out because, duh, D’Angelo is very famous. I had never written a song of my own, and did not know how to write one four years ago, so I decided to claim a really popular one in-order to seem more prolific than I actually was.
Dan: I don’t know actually…probably our first TIDES together show when I landed late in NYC from LA and went straight to the gig with no rehearsal lol. More nerve-wracking than embarrassing though!
3. What do you like and dislike about touring?
Innocent: We haven’t officially toured yet, but we’ve played tons of one off shows in the NYC area. Look out for us on the road soon!
Dan: As Inno said, we haven’t been on the road yet but excited to get our first tour together soon.
4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?
Innocent: I have never been to a record store 😉
Dan: Haven’t been to too many but Amoeba Music… in Hollywood is pretty cool.
5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?
Innocent: I have two favorite albums. 1. Live album – Donny Hathaway’s live album which was recorded at The Troubadour and Bitter End. 2. Recorded – Voodoo by D’Angelo. I love both singers and their albums because they showcase how incredible they are as singers and instrumentalists. Something I aspire to be.
Dan: Way too many to choose from! Albums from NERD, TImbaland, John Mayer, D’Angelo all got me into music production.
6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?
Innocent: My older brother, no doubt. Fam first!
Dan: My parents. Never been to Berlin but if waking up with no recollection of past 96 hours is a possibility, I’d definitely like to go haha.
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