OITNB's Taryn Manning in Singapore: Actress opens up about new song 'GLTCHLFE'

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter
FILE – In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Taryn Manning, a cast member in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” poses at An Evening with “Orange is the New Black,” at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. Manning and Netflix denied a Jan. 18, 2017, In Touch magazine report that the actress had quit the show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

American actress and singer Taryn Manning, well-known for her role as Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Dogget on US hit TV series “Orange is the New Black”, recently opened up about her new song “GLTCHLFE” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Friday (19 May).

The dance-pop track, which was released on 5 May, will be included in the 38-year-old’s forthcoming EP “tARYNOID”, slated to be out in a month’s time.

“It’s a personal song. It’s sort of about the push and pull of a relationship – whatever type of relationship you’re in – but basically when someone’s been telling you if the relationship is unbalanced and someone’s been telling you if you don’t change or correct what you’re doing, or if you don’t start listening to my feelings, I’m going to leave,” she said of her new song.

“It’s about waking up to a letter to say that they’re gone… It’s sort of like a spiral of the realisation that someone’s really not crying wolf anymore,” said Manning, who has been acting for more than a decade after making her film debut in 2009 with teen drama “Crazy/Beautiful”. However, Manning also made it clear that she has always been a musician first.

Having flown halfway across the globe to Singapore and Hong Kong, Manning also revealed that she had written two songs during her flight while listening to her favourite tracks by some of the most famous bands from the 90s, such as Portishead, Sneaker Pimps and Soundgarden.

“I’m not going to tell you that I’m listening to the newest hits because if that plane goes down, I want to be listening to songs that really shaped me as a human,” said Manning, who tweeted about the late Chris Cornell moments before this interview.

“Hands down one of the nicest people I’ve had the chance to ever meet. Of course. Always are. Bye Buddy. #angel,” she said of the Soundgarden vocalist.

Manning is in town to headline annual dance party White Party, which is happening at Sentosa’s Ola Beach Club on Saturday (20 May). The multi-talented singer-songwriter, actress and DJ will be sharing the stage at the White Party alongside other DJs Lilly Street (Melbourne), Marjorie Sinclair (Brazil) and Say Grace (Singapore).

When it comes to parties, Manning shared that she finds fights and breakouts at parties “corny” and she dislikes it when people get too intoxicated from having too much alcohol. She also hates it when people try to hit on someone “just because their loved ones walked away”.

White Party SG takes place on Saturday (20 May) from 9pm to 5am at Sentosa’s Ola Beach Club. Tickets at the door are priced at $68 each.

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