[Interview] Tabitha Nauser's debut single "Bulletproof" out now!

Tabitha Nauser stepped on the entertainment scene and made a name for herself when she participated in Singapore Idol back in 2009, captivating audience with her musical vocals and up-beat personality. Since then, she has represented Asia to sing the official theme song of the Youth Olympic Games alongside Sean Kingston, and performing at the White House State Dinner for Singapore in Washington, D.C.

The newly released debut single "Bulletproof" has been garnering attention as the single charted at #1 and #4 on Spotify and iTunes respectively and topped local radio 987FM's chart #3. Check out the sexy dance track below :-

Can you tell us about the song newly released single “Bulletproof”?
Bulletproof is about love, unconditional love, all forgiving love, love that’s going to conquour the world. That’s what the song is about but at the same time, the song talks about it’s not an easy, fairy-tale happy ending love story. It’s really interesting because I feel like we’ve mashed up quite a number of different genres into this song. It’s really hard for me to put it in a box, because the song got this really dark sound, moody but at when you get to the chorus, it becomes a dance track. It has got that pop sensibility to it but it also had influences of R&B, a little bit of hip-hop with a heavy bass. If somebody wants to listen to it and they’re not quite sure what the song is about, I would say it’s one of those tracks where you’ll get a little bit of everything.

What’s the best situation where you turn up “Bulletproof”?
If you feel like dancing! If you wanna dance and movie, this is the song! It’s kind of a sexy song.

Tabitha Nauser is known for her impeccable fashion, her Instagram has over 30k Intagram followers. When asked which outfit defines her overall style. She shared that it would be an all black ensemble she wore to the Singapore’s Fashion Week 2016. Tabitha explained her style got that street edge with the hairstyle and the over sized jacket. Her love of high fashion and the street flair coming together to produce a certain “je ne sais quoi” that translates to her fashion.

You are known for participating in Singapore Idol and that has made your name, however do you think there’s another step to your career?
For sure, Singapore Idol helped opened doors for me in terms of putting my name out there. From there, I’ve got so many gigs and I’ve basically built my career for the past 6/7 years but definetely that was just a tiny step. I want to be able to achieve much more. I just can’t wait to put the EP out, then I’ll be able say maybe say like “Hey, you know what maybe we could tour? Or put out a full length album”. There’s so many more things we could add on to that. I think it’s going to be very exciting, the next couple of months or the next year or so.

Will there be any planned showcases for the upcoming EP?
We have a couple but I don’t know if it’s public. In terms of public ones, I’m too sure yet but it mainly depends on where we’ll be heading to. Who knows? We might be coming back to KL again to do a show. We’ll see how it goes.

You were in a couple of theater shows, which are your favorites?
Let me clarify a little bit, I don’t think I’m an actress and I feel like I can’t really call myself a theatre kid either because I haven’t actually studied it. I have been lucky enough to be able to audition really cool roles and have been able to get the part. I’ve loved musicals, because you still get to sing and dance. I recently did “RENT” last year and that was one of my favorite musicals of all time so to be able to that was amazing for me. I don’t know if I’ll be doing more but I’m not so sure. It also depends on what role it is.

“?What is the one memorable line from “Bulletproof
The line would be “The one thing I’m addicted to is being on the edge with you”. That one’s my favorite. I din’t write the line but I feel with it because it talks about how when your head over heals for somebody, you literally do anything for them and it’s exciting at the same time.

Being a singer from Singapore, do you think you’ll be branching out to other countries?
I think for alot of artists here at some point it’s their vision. They would want to be able to branch outside, and so for me is the same as well. I would want to be able to do that so yeah that’s kind of what we’re trying to work towards as well.

You are known for your fashion, do you think the public would be seeing a collaboration with a brand soon?
I would love to be able to do something like that. It’ll be really cool if I were able to do sneakers. Hopefully something happens where I’m able to do so.

What’s your favorite scene from the “Bulletproof” music video?
I love that we got to do so many different kind of looks but I think my favorite scene was the one at the end where you can see my silhouette. Just because it looks very vulnerable and I like how it ties in with the rest of the music video as well. It showed a bit more of a gentler side to me. Just aesthetically it looks pretty nice. I’ve always wanted to do a silhouette shot, and I’ve done it.

How would you see yourself as a singer this year?

I’ve got a couple of kind of big shows line up for the second half of the year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to put out more music before that. We’ve got a second single that would be coming out very soon. So hopefully we’ll be able to get a couple more out before the main show. I think this year for me is going to be recording as much as I can so that we can get the EP ready before the end of this year. But for the mean time, we’ll be releasing singles every couple of months.