R&B-infused Pop singer-songwriter Erika Tham makes a fiery entrance into the new year with her latest single “Shhh.” Joined by an accompanying video directed by Patrick Wilcox, the song puts Erika’s lyrical wit and seductive flow on full display as she puts every mansplaining fuckboy firmly in their place.
Speaking on the song, Erika Tham shares, “‘Shhh’ came together off the back of a joke while in the studio. I remember talking to Deion Gill and Major Myjah, and I said ‘you know when someone’s cute until they open their mouth and ruin it? It’s a fun, feminine, and coquettish song that was equally as fun to make.”
“Shhh” arrives months removed from Erika’s surefire debut release “Admit It,” which was released back in October. The song caught major wind, further cementing her as an extremely talented artist to watch over the next few years. “Shhh” is no different, highlighting the chemistry between the singer and frequent collaborators Deion Grill and Major Myjah. Together, the trio make irresistible ballads that elevate the ideas, emotions, and sounds that run rampant through her music.
She adds, “When it came to writing the verses, I wanted to pay homage to the sassy, unapologetic pop stars of the ‘90s. The line ‘your daddy’s black card don’t impress me much’ was inspired by Shania Twain’s iconic ‘Don’t Impress Me Much’ but with a twist and subject matter that felt authentic and relatable to my real life and so many other women. The rest of the song is honestly just the result of three friends talking shit and gassing each other up.”
Paying homage to the unapologetic female pop stars of the ‘90s, “Shhh” is a loose spin-off of Shania Twain’s 1997 megahit “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and laced with alluring Asian string instrumentation against a modern R&B production. Expect more music from Erika Tham later this year and in the meantime, listen to “Shhh” below.