“I think we’re alone now.” That’s totally, like, what you’d, like, probably be, like, saying right now if you were walking around a mall, like, right now. Totally. It’s totally 2011, and while — generally speaking — American malls have spent the last 10 or 15 years dying a slower death than noted great communicator and Springsteen fan Ronald Reagan, Tiffany is still alive … and living in Nashville, apparently.
The Boot reports (citing OK Magazine) the flame-haired, Reagan-era proto-pop-princess, flagship mall rat, and all-around predecessor to Hayley Williams (amiright?) is, at 39, living in Nashville — a veritable refugee camp for former ’80s pop-stars — with her husband and son, and has just digitally released her latest effort, Rose Tattoo. Recorded in Nashville (duh) and available for download on her official site, Ro-Tat is, in the singer's words, “very country blues; It's Bonnie Raitt with a Stevie Ray Vaughan vibe." Musically, Tiffany tells OK, she’s "diverse now from the group. I've winged off into something I've wanted to do for 15 years. I'm a rocker at heart. I love country music, started in country music. I'm really just going back to my roots.”
A confusing statement, I know, but it’s a simple mathematical formula: country + blues + Bonnie + Raitt + Stevie + Ray + Vaughan + vibe + diversity + wings + 15 years + rocker + heart + my + roots = Tiffany, circa-now. That’s also known as the Alannah Myles equation. Feel free to peep the clip above capturing the singer's record release show at The Listening Room last week.
Anyway, I wonder if she’s recording with Lionel Richie. They should cut some Tommy James and the Shondells tunes together. That could be awesome. You know what else is awesome? Tiffany and Debbie Gibson joining forces in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid: