It has been exactly two weeks since the release of Tanya Stephens‘ album, Some Kinda Madness, and the reviews and feedbacks are pouring in. The general consensus, especially from music industry insiders, is that both Tanya Stephens and producer Tad A. Dawkins Jnr. knocked it out the park!
One of the most noteworthy things about the record is Tanya Stephens‘ songwriting prowess. As one entertainment blogger puts it: “one thing about Tanya Stephens she don’t play with pen and paper she’s superb with her lyrics.” That sentiment is echoed by almost everyone who’ve heard the twenty-track masterpiece, which was published on September 2nd by Tad’s Record Inc.
The ultimate confirmation of Some Kinda Madness‘ early success is its entrance on The Foundation Radio Network’s Top 20 Album/CDs Chart. It entered at #14 and is now sitting in the #13 position. This is in part a credit to the accomplished marketing team at Tad’s Record, which also strategically shared the official video for Not Today – track #9 – around the same time the album went live on streaming platforms.
As she has always done, Tanya remained true to herself on this project. Her madness is on full display on the songs Too Much Party, Zig Ziggler, Fifty, Aloe Vera and Jezebel; but it was balanced out by some of the more profound tracks: Weight in Gold, Diamonds in the Sun, River etc. The combination of party songs and heartfelt tunes done on dancehall, reggae, acoustic and world rhythms; with Stephens‘ masterful writing and Tad Jr.‘s creativity, have resulted in an impressive album that is sure to go down as one of Tanya‘s best.