Interviews no image

Published on May 17th, 1998 | by Gerry Galipault

0

Treana makes her solo move

In the quaint seaside town of Penzance, England, teachers would admonish young Treana Morris for staring out the classroom window and daydreaming about going to the United States and becoming a pop star.

In 1992, at age 16, she almost made it.

As part of the dance duo TAG, with partner Gareth Young, Morris sang her way onto the U.S. charts with “The Way I Feel,” peaking at No. 63, from their Scotti Brothers debut album “Contagious.”

TAG faded, but Morris and Young continued their collaboration, with Young taking on more production work and co-writing. Morris, while hanging on to her R&B influences, began to delve into pop and acoustic rock.

She became, quite simply, Treana, and she’s pursuing U.S. success again.

Treana bares it all on her solo debut album, “Naked,” released April 28 on Backyard/All American. Young-produced tracks such as “I Know Better,” “I Wanna Be So Bad (Landslide)” and the lead-off single, “Naked On You,” display the maturity of a singer-songwriter who has lived up to her early promise.

“When you’re that young, you don’t understand,” Treana said of TAG. “You’re naive and you have no fear. You just do it. You have confidence when you’re young. You lose it as you get older. I remember doing things at 10 years old that I would never dream of doing now. I used to stand up in the classroom and sing and be a complete prat. But I could never do that now.”

Now 23, Treana isn’t afraid to touch on deeply personal subjects, as in “Naked On You,” about venting pent-up feelings after a relationship goes sour. She admits the lyrics and its title may be misinterpreted.

“Everyone thinks it’s literal, but it’s not,” she said. “It was written like that, it was the first song that I had written that was blatant and obvious, but it’s honest. It’s not meant to be rude or offend anybody. It’s just the way I was feeling at the time.”

The accompanying video will be serviced to MTV and VH1 this month. Treana is hoping for the best.

“I don’t know how it’ll do,” she said. “A lot of pieces have to come together. I didn’t realize how much is involved in breaking a record. I really didn’t. The more time I spend involved in the industry, I realize it depends on so many different things.

“When we were in TAG, I had no idea about the business side of it or the industry. Now I ask more questions. I want to know, and everybody’s working really hard. There are a lot of people behind the scenes who do an awful lot to help.”

Tags: ,


About the Author

Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑
  • BEST OF THE WEB

     

    Entertainment Weekly names Pause & Play one of “the 100 greatest Web sites”


  • Album Release Dates

    * Release dates are subject to change due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Jan. 21, 2022 » John Mellencamp, Keb’ Mo’, Janis Ian, “Annie Live!,” King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Years & Years, Walker Hayes, Aurora, Aoife O’Donovan, Penny & Sparrow, Paul Oakenfold, Billy Talent, Greensky Bluegrass, etc.

    Jan. 28, 2022 » The Weeknd, “NOW 81!,” Jethro Tull, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Temptations, Urge Overkill, Lucinda Williams, Bad Suns, Eric Gales, Leo Sayer, Steve Vai, etc.

    Feb. 4, 2022 » Bastille, Korn, Jennifer Lopez & Maluma, Mitski, Animal Collective, Cecilia Bartoli, Brent Cobb, Hollis Brown, yeule, etc.

    More New Releases » Feb. 11 and Beyond: Eddie Vedder, Mary J. Blige, Amos Lee, Spoon, Foxes, The Crystal Method, Beach House, BROODS, Midnight Oil, Joan Osborne, Tears For Fears, Avril Lavigne, Soft Cell, Scorpions, Dashboard Confessional, The Band of Heathens, Beth Hart, Spiritualized, Marillion, Band of Horses, Stereophonics, Bryan Adams, for KING & COUNTRY, Charli XCX, Midlake, Placebo, Jack White, Bonnie Raitt, Father John Misty, Jason Aldean, Old Crow Medicine Show, Fleet Foxes, Liam Gallagher, Porcupine Tree, and many more.

    More Upcoming Releases » Albums coming in 2021 and 2022 but yet to be scheduled

    Elton John loves Pauseandplay.comDeals of the DayBest SellersSennheiser MOMENTUM 2 Wireless Over-Ear HeadphonesIE 400 Pro In-Ear Monitors

  • New Merch at Hot TopicSave on Tablets at Walmart.comBand T-ShirtsTurntables & AccessoriesHome Audio SystemsAmazon Tap $40 OffSave up to 90% on Textbooks

    NOTE: Pauseandplay.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We also participate in other affiliate programs.

  • Love Pauseandplay.com? We do, too … Help us keep it going. (Every little bit helps.) We ♥ u.

    Via PayPal:




    – or –

  • Recent Posts

  • Connect on Facebook

  • On Twitter