Tiggi Hawke's "NYC" Captures the Heartbreaking Truth of Love in the Big Apple
Being in a successful relationship in New York City isn’t easy. More often than not, wires get crossed which leads to cutting heartbreak on both sides. Synth-pop singer Tiggi Hawke masterfully captures the trials and tribulations of attempting to overcome a failed relationship by pouring her torn to shreds heart out on her latest track, “NYC.”
Tiggi’s newest song recently dropped via Armada, and Music & Mojitos thinks the impassioned tune just gets the stone cold reality of trying to sustain love in the Big Apple. If her lyrics of searching through a crowd trying to find a familiar face resonate with you, congratulations: You’re a real Bumble swiping, mojito guzzling New Yorker. The pain is all too real in this one.
The message of “NYC” is simple, even if the majority of relationships are more complicated than they have any right being. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger. Tiggi’s voice speaks volumes. She doesn’t hold back when she sings “I left my heart in New York City/Wherever I go, there’s a part of you that’s with me.” In a press release, Tiggi explains that the blistering heartache is relatable at its very core.
“For me, this song is about looking back on a relationship that you can’t get over and acknowledging that constant feeling that you’ve lost a part of yourself or that you’ve left something of you with that person,” says Tiggi. “It’s a bit of both past and present, reminiscing on what you had and then still looking, longing for and craving both it - and them! - on a daily basis.”
“NYC” had an army of astute, grief-stricken warriors behind it. Produced by Haj, with Negin Djafari and Hannah Wilson assigned as co-writers, James Reynolds also came on for mixing duties for the catchy track. The end result is a memorable song that will most likely be featured in upcoming festival sets from Armin van Buuren.
Currently, life is pretty sweet for Tiggi. Her previous electro pop anthem, “Remedy,” saw support from powerhouse radio stations including Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1. Also reaching over 1.4M listeners on Spotify, the singer is only moving onwards and upwards.
Maybe getting your heart broken in NYC isn’t such a bad thing after all.