Tag: songwriter

Agnes Azria

SongwriterLos Angeles, CAStory & Photos by Lauri Levenfeld

Agnes Azria is a young, modern-day woman with an old, soulful voice that combines a powerful blend reminiscent of the jazz era with the latest pop influences. In her debut music video “The Beauty Myth”, Azria reveals a great understanding of how beauty standards have impacted womankind and kept male domination intact. Inspired by Naomi Wolf’s book, Agnes uses her hyp- notic voice and poetic lyrics to evoke a conversation on complex, feminist topics and to denounce women in their traditional roles as trophies. And yet when meeting Azria in person,  a whole other experience manifests itself in a upbeat, playful and mystical artist slip-sliding in the hallways and doing somersaults on the backyard lawn. 


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SongwriterLos Angeles, CAStory & Photos by Lauri LevenfeldMakeup & Hair by Irmina Martinez Loeffler

As I strolled down a snowy alleyway in NYC this past December, I heard an alluring, ethereal voice coming from an open boutique in Soho. This voice as I would come to find out was  Saudi Arabian (and now LA resident) songwriter TamTam. A female artist dedicated to bridging the gap between the Middle East and the West with her unforgettable voice, powerful lyrics, and unconventional style.  At age 13, Tamtam moved from her native country to California because her parents wanted their children to see the world through a different lens. Tamtam took the opportunity to channel her passion for music and upstart her career on youtube. After a quick discovery by Geena Davis among many, Tamtam has used her spotlight to inspire conversation and awareness around topics such as gender equality.  Her latest EP single Blue, depicts the ever-changing “blues” in nature and how they depict vastness, unpredictability and melancholy, all of which she felt at the dissolve of her latest relationship.

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Ava August

Singer/ SongwriterSouthern California, CaStory & Photos by Lauri LevenfeldMakeup & Hair by Irmina Martinez Loeffler

Most people who know Ava August describe her as an old soul. From an early age, she found her greatest passion in singing, but Ava also discovered her greatest challenge with the onset of Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 4. Both have made August who she is today, contributing to the creativity, drive, and determination that continuously set her apart in her music and athletics and 

make many take notice of this young teen and her talents.  With a near future EP release, August talks to TPFG about the process of songwriting, her inspirations and dreams. And via the strong, soulful voice we heard throughout the shoot, we can only imagine the magic journey that Ava August is about to begin. This is her story.  


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