Houston-bred, San Francisco-based R&B vocal powerhouse Crystal Tamar, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West, T-Pain and Kandi Burruss, is gearing up for the July 12 release of her long-anticipated music video “Nowhere,” a sexy, midtempo ballad. Fri., June 28, she released the “Nowhere” (Behind-The-Scenes) video on her Instagram page.
In the video, Crystal Tamar showcases stunning looks and polished choreography as she expresses her devotion to her love. She explains:
“The ‘Nowhere’ video is an authentic picture of where I came from in Houston to where I am now in California in the Bay Area. It’s saying that I’m nowhere without love. It’s about reflection and it’s about coming into who I am.”
Last year, Crystal Tamar released an acoustic version of the song written by Kalenna Harper (Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Fantasia) and produced by Cameron Wallace (Beyonce, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne) and was covered by The Source, SoulBounce and Pop Dust.
The “Nowhere” music video was shot at some of Crystal Tamar’s favorite iconic locations in San Francisco, the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Golden Gate Bridge and Legend of Honor Museum. “Nowhere” is the first single from her debut solo EP that will be released on August 16 and also features production from Bangladesh.
After years of performing in a La Marque, Texas family singing group with her sisters and cousin, being a member of Prairie View A&M University’s legendary Marching Storm’s “Black Foxes” and serving as captain of the NFL’s Houston Texan’s cheerleading squad, Crystal Tamar landed an opportunity to join Sophia Fresh, a girl group signed T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Entertainment imprint on Atlantic Records. The group achieved modest success, working with Kanye West, CeeLo Green, Marsha Ambrosius, TI, Kandi Burruss, Tyga and a dozen others.
Their 2008 single “What It Is” featuring Kanye West received heavy airplay on West Coast radio stations and their 2010 single “This Instant” with T-Pain appeared on the Step It Up 3D soundtrack. Crystal Tamar performed on a number of national road shows including, T-Pain and the Family – Playlist Tour 2008, Pastry Tour 2009, Graduation Party Tour 2009 and Seventeen Magazine Tour 2009.
After leaving Sophia Fresh, Crystal Tamar relocated to California’s Bay Area to pursue her solo career and has since been featured on Bizzle’s “Feel Good” and “Did For Me,” the latter featuring Canton Jones. She has also appeared as a voiceover actress in the animated comedy Freaknik: The Musical with T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross as well as the CG-animated film The Sky Princess starring Vivica A. Fox.