ABOUT HIS LATEST SINGLE
Colorado based songwriter Tensas shares his next single titled Lovely Bones. You can feel the loneliness and pain felt when he sings the opening lyrics "Take these bones, far from home. Far from love, until I'm gone.” as a final request to be forgotten in this world and to be free in the next. It was both death and newfound love that sprouted these emotional lyrics to life last year during the middle of a worldwide pandemic.
This emotionally evocative folk ballad features a unique mandolin performance that's driven by fingerpicking acoustic guitar and bass that were all written and performed by Tensas in his latest self-recorded acoustic single. When asked why he chose to release this song as its own single, he replied "Losing more loved ones last year made me realize that if I could only record just one more song for the world to hear, this would be the one I want to leave behind". The release of Lovely Bones and 2 other upcoming singles are part of the lead-up to promote the first full length album that he plans to release later this year.
"Lovely Bones" Featured In:
New Colorado Music You Should Know - June, 2021 Edition
"With the plucked notes of the mandolin lending, a unique sound to the song, the instrumentation allows the lyrics to take center stage."
-Mariah Hansen, 303 MagazineClick Here To Read Full Article
"You could think of “The Sickness” and “Lovely Bones” as two musical anthems of 2020 and all that it brought."
-Amanda Hancock (The Gazette)
Featured Story in The Gazette
Think back to early March 2020. Before quarantine, before masks, and before we knew what was ahead. It’s a foggy time to remember, but I know I still planned on seeing Taylor Swift in concert that summer. How cute. At this time, before livestreams and virtual concerts and quarantine music, it seems one local musician was ahead of his time...
Singer / Songwriter
Tensas is a songwriter and performer who has been influenced by, and writes, a variety of folk, blues and rock music.
While he has called Colorado and the mountains “home” for over a decade, his act name Tensas [ten-saw] derives from the 250 mile long Tensas River that he grew up along as a child in the bottomland hardwoods of Louisiana.
He is based in the Pikes Peak region of the Rocky Mountains and enjoys playing live throughout the region and other stages around the country for many years.
His most popular song to-date was one he wrote in the spring of 2020 that is an acoustic folk/punk tracked influenced by, and self-recorded during, the initial lockdown and pandemic that he titled “The Sickness”.
The latest 2021 release is a more traditional sounding folk song called “Lovely Bones” that’s is driven by his erie mandolin and guitar fingerpicking. Available worldwide May 13th, 2021 and signup with your email to keep up with his upcoming 2021 singles and album releases here at Tall Tale Records!
Official Music Videos & Live Takes
A 2021 Rock Collaboration
Watch Tensas act in the rocking music video and hear him playing the bass in this collaboration with the band Oakcrest for their original hard rock song "Crazy Voices" on the album Infusion that debuts this past Valentines Day!
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