TaniA Kyllikk's debut album, Why Chapter One, released in 2022, includes songs about racial unity, self-love, healing from emotional abuse, and more. It should come as no surprise, then, that this album generated a lot of attention for the British indie singer-songwriter, leading to front-cover features in hundreds of media publications, both online and in print. in addition to charting as one of the top 100 most popular new albums overall for over a month. Prior to this, NeYo represented her dance tune, "Remind Me." Why Chapter One is an album that appeals to listeners of all ages, making it difficult to find fault with. TaniA's strong voice propels each song home, while the clever composition perfectly echoes the lyrics. H.W.C., a remake of "Handle With Care" from the album, was another release that has gained a lot of media recognition with glowing reviews.
Talking about the miscarriage of a single baby is traumatic, so try imagining the impact of the loss of five. This is the tragic truth for TaniA Kyllikki and her music producer fiancé, Rynellton, alias Garry D. Hairston, who lost twins and then triplets named London, Lyric, Noah, Connor, and Blair. Produced by Rynellton and featuring TaniA's beautiful vocals, the song was written by TaniA Kyllikki. "Your little fingers and your tiny toes so beautiful, like a miniature doll, nothing prepared us for that sad day when God called you home," TaniA sings tenderly and earnestly for her babies in heaven. As the song nears its climax, TaniA begins belting out her signature lengthy, forceful high notes, eventually hitting a D6. "What if? That's all we're left with, dreaming of all that could've been for your daddy and me." TaniA's final farewell is said as the music starts to fade, leaving behind peaceful sounds of nature that are evocative of an ideal afterlife for her and Rynellton's babies.
Highly recommended listening for its tremendous comforting soul. Despite the tragic plot, the song itself is incredibly lovely and captivating.
Listen to "What If" on all DSPs here.