By: Gemma Mastroianni
Tafari (pronounced Ta-far-eye) Anthony is a Toronto-based artist whose music blends Pop, R&B and Soul. He is an artist who embodies the spirit of the modern musician. Not just a musician, but a creator. Known for his sleek vocal tones, sultry melodies, and music which oozes with personality, Tafari leaves listeners in awe – somewhat apt considering his name means “He who inspires awe”.
His influences range from artists like Prince, Brandy, and John Legend, to more contemporary artists like Khalid to Charlie Puth, among others. Often described as a mix of Sam Smith and MNEK, Tafari creates deeply emotional songs that resonate across generations. “All of these artists create music that is pop in its own right, but also so different from each other”, shares the musician.
Tafari and I talk about his new EP "The Way You See Me", stepping outside of his comfort zone, networking, and spontaneously recording a music video in London, England.