Tati Rabell

Tati Rabell

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloPopIndie

Born in Puerto Rico and then split between NY, LA and South America, Tati combines world beats with indie, dream pop & electronic sounds. Uplifting melodies mixed with fun grooves and honest vocals- Tati brings a fresh and heart-warming voice to today's musical landscape.

Biography

Born in Puerto Rico and then split between NY and LA, Tati Rabell combines Latin beats with indie, dream pop & electronics to merge all her favorite musical influences into a unique sound. 

With the early influence of the Cuban revolutionary singer Silvio Rodriguez, Tati Rabell grew up studying classical guitar and Latin jazz rhythms, both of which can be heard in her rhythmic finger-picking all throughout her music. Yet the later influences of indie rock and electronic beats surely found their way into her heart for the colorful mix of styles that she makes today. An all-around renaissance woman - Singer-songwriter, Composer, Producer, Filmmaker, Reiki Master, Sound healer & Shamanic Healer - Tati pulls from her ever-changing life to make honest songs that both move the feet & touch the heart.

In 2014 Tati found herself in the healing arts learning Reiki & other modalities, and soon thereafter discovered the integration of music and sound as part of her work. For the last year, she has been traveling around South America, playing music and offering different kinds of healing magic.

Tati continues to produce songs, currently finishing her self-produced debut in Peru - while still continuing to work with her collaborators at Blue Rhode Studios, and select songwriters and producers from Los Angeles. Her upcoming album - Flotando - will add a full-length production of 8 songs, to her collection of three EPs since her launch in 2010.

Beyond her changing style, Tati's lyrics, soaring melodies, world beats and delicate voice continue to evolve and surprise us. Stay tuned for her latest!

Lyrics

Flotando

Written By: Tati Rabell

Losing my mind
Was not that bad
All that was mine
Is now gone

Now what I found
is more my own
that anything before

Flotando
Expandiendo

Touching new heights
by letting go
All that I knew
is far gone

Now I have found
I’m more myself
than ever before

Flotando
Expandiendo

Most of what they said
was simply wrong
Most of what they taught me
I let it go
Turned out that hole in my soul
Was simply the universe inside me - whole
Whole

Flotando
Expandiendo

Latch On

Written By: Tati Rabell

No more apologies
No more feeling self-conscious around you
So long my sleepless nights
Watching you pull away right after making love
You said you loved me
And I said I loved you too
Then you started picking on me
For anything that I would do
I‘ve latched on latched on latched on & on for too long

So much for I love you
So much for everything you said to me
I could have seen it too
You were so desperate to love me
But I was feeding off it
I knew but I didn’t want to see
There's something broken and dysfunctional in me
Why do I-
I latch on latch on latch on and on to pain, to pain

Hey now
Take a breath now
Don’t despair now
You know everything will be just fine
And wake up
Take a breath now
Don’t despair now
You know everything will be just fine

I called it love, it's all I knew
I tried so hard loving you
But I didn't know how
No I didn't know how
See my whole life I've attached myself when most rejected
My favorite drug was always love - and feeling dejected
I latch on latch on latch on and on to escape, to escape

God help me with this sickness
This labyrinth of my mind
God help me learn to let go
Of everything I have-
Latched on latched on latched on and on for so long

Human

Written By: Tati Rabell

Another night alone
Where did that life go
I look up at the sky and ask the stars to please take me home
What am I doing? I'm lost here in this world
I'm here being human, but down here nothing's making sense at all

It started as a child
My family life's a blur
It started as a child
Assuming that no one would ever take care of my needs like their own
Here being human, but I avoided needing anything at all

Time to learn to be human
Time to learn to need someone and feel let down
Just like a flower that breaks through the shell I need love to grow
Time to give in to my pain and just let go

I empathize with you
And all your careless needs
When you show up at my door I just give it away for not much in return
Then you lecture me on boundaries while you watch me burn
I'm here being human, but loving you doesn't serve my soul at all

Time to learn to be human
Time to learn to need someone and feel let down
Just like a flower that breaks through the shell I need love to grow
Time give in to my pain and just let go

The path I must follow
I must go alone
The path I must follow
I must go alone

Time to learn to be human
Time to learn to need someone and feel let down
Just like a flower that breaks through the shell I need love to grow
Time give in to my pain and just let go

Army of Gemini

Written By: Tati Rabell

Let go
No more hanging on
To what we're used to
Open up our lives to life
Our life

And put your hands out
Close your eyes
Trust in our inner light
Lets ride through our mystery
The valley of Mercury
Just like a video game
The path appears step by step

Every morning there's an answer
Jumping at the foot of my bed
Every day the night brings darkness
but light comes back again
When I was a child I dreamed up a place
In blue and green, a touch of grey
Where I could hop from one leaf to the other
To a cabin in the woods
Where I'd feel safe

Ominous mountains touch the sky
A truck with three pairs of eyes
A hell bound race car
Somebody else's life

Dodging nightmares
Scared of what's inside
But at last we closed our eyes
Took a corner in our minds
And a flower was born somewhere floating in time
When we were children we dreamed up a place
Soft yellow and blue, a touch of grey
Where we could hop from one leaf to the other
To a cabin in the woods
Where we’d feel safe

An army of Gemini
Amongst the stars

Your face
Your smile
Your heart
Your hand
Life begins
Unexpectedly

Smiling

Written By: Tati Rabell

We’ve been away
for way too long
I always say
this is my last song

Cause I don’t mind
watching raindrops fall
If I can find the words
To see you smiling

To see you, to see you
To see you smile
To see you, to see you smiling

It’s been my way
to carry on
You always said to me
that I should not hang on

So I don’t mind
Letting raindrops go
If I can keep the words
to see you smiling

To see you, to see you
To see you smile
To see you, to see you smiling

And I don’t mind
Letting go of your hand
I guess it’s time
But I do mind
letting raindrops fall
where there’s no tree to grow
Where you’re not smiling

To see you, to see you
To see you smile
To see you, to see you smiling

The Way Out

Written By: Tati Rabell

Stop
Don’t wanna do no nine to five
Stop
Don’t wanna wait another night
Stop
Living in cubicles ain’t right
Stop
We’re meant to pick up and fly, pick up and fly

I’ve seen places with happy strangers
Where skies are everywhere and I can touch the light
I’ve been trying and I’ve been patient
But I can’t take it, we’ve got to break out alive

Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out
Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out

Stop
Don’t wanna wait around forever Non-
Stop
I wanna feel like I’m alive
Stop
Can’t waste another day, got just one life
Stop
We’re meant to pick up and fly, pick up and fly

I’ve seen faces with eyes that shimmer
Where starts are everywhere and I can feel the light
I’ve been trying and I’ve been patient
But I can’t take it, we’ve got to break out alive

Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out
Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out

Let go, let go, let go
Let go, let go, Oh let go
And we’ll fly to the other side

Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out
Ooh-Ooh-ooh
Come run with me, let my love be the way out

Fly

Written By: Tati Rabell

If I have to die
I'd like to go with a smile
And you won't have to cry
Cause I know that I'll be alright
I- I'd be alright

A long and winding sleep
I'd like to feel again
like I did when I was a child
A long and winding sleep, I remember
I used to dream I could fly
I used to dream I could fly

I walk around at night
Shadows so strange by my side
And I don’t feel right
Tunnels and dreams hide inside me

Kiss you so sweet and so light
Lips to your lips like there's no one in sight

I remember these streets, free as before
And I refuse to feel fear as I walk around my own home
How long was I asleep
How long before we all wake up
What demons have taken over
I think it's time to wake up and let them go

I walk around at night
Shadows so strange by my side
I don’t feel right
Tunnels and dreams hide inside me

Kiss you so sweet and so light
lips to your lips like there's no one in sight

No, and I won’t feel scared
No I won’t stay quiet here
They won't steal my peace
And let the grass grow
Let the children grow up
I wont get tired here
We have to build a new place
We're at the mercy of madmen otherwise
Demons are taking over

Kiss you so sweet and so light
lips to your lips like there's no one in sight
lips to your lips like we can fly
like time is suspended
time is suspended...
and We can fly

Discography

TMI (2010)
What I Want (2014)
The Way Out (2015)
Ixchel (10-10-2017)

Set List

Flotando

Smiling

Latch On

Fly

Army of Gemini

Ay Tomas

Noche Serena

Human

The Way Out