I had the AMAZING opportunity to catch up with the insanely talented Tamera Foster this week and it was such a pleasure to speak to her.
Throughout The X Factor, Tamera was my firm favourite to go on and win the show, but unfortunately, she was given the boot in week 8 – which was far too early in my humble opinion. However, when I caught up with Tamera this week, she revealed that she does indeed have a deal with Sony and we had a little chat about what sort of music she’d like to release.
It has recently been reported in the press that some of last year’s finalists have been given record deals with the different subsidiary’s of Sony Music. However, it was reported that Tamera had not been given a record deal, but she’d been given a development deal instead.
As we saw on The X Factor, there was a couple of occasions that Tamera fluffed up her words, but she managed to pull the performances back. Sony was apparently quick to snap Tamera up on a development deal which would work on her overall confidence.
However, I can confirm that although Tamera does indeed have a deal in place somewhere along the line, it is NOT a development deal. Unfortunately, that’s all Tamera would let out of the bag at the moment, but since Sony have first dibs on the contestants, I can only imagine that this deal (whatever it may be) is with a branch of Sony Music. When I asked if there is “something there” in terms of a record deal, Tamera confirmed that there’s “something” but it isn’t something she can discuss right now.
Speaking about her music and what artist she wants to become, it would seem that Tamera is still ironing out the little creases and finding herself as an artist, but it’s very clear that she wants to go down the urban route.
She told me yesterday: “I definitely want to go into the urban kind of style. I want that urban/hop-hop style. The style that I am going for is hard to explain as it’s kind of a mix of everything, so I guess you’re just going to have to wait and see”.
But, going back to the topic of THAT deal, that we’re still no closer to knowing about, Tamera confirmed that she’s heading into the studio some time next week.
When I asked if she’d been working on her own solo material yet, Tamera said: “Yeah definitely. I’ve been trying to write [my own music]. I’ve never really written songs before so it’s kind of hard to do, but I’m learning. I’m actually going into the studio next week, which should be fun”.