Born and raised in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago and a daughter to Mexican-born parents, Tatiana Hazel has grown into a standout gem within a growing pool of Midwest born musicians and creatives. Hazel first began her experimentation with music at the age of 13, where she taught herself guitar by watching YouTube videos, eventually uploading her own videos which would resonate with the viewing audience. Aside from the guitar, Hazel also taught herself how to play the piano, ukulele, bass and drums. After attending Columbia College Chicago for one year to study music business, she withdrew from school in order to pursue her music career and study the entertainment business independently. She garnered much attention for her self-produced and Spanish language single “Dimelo”, which landed her a spot and cover feature of Spotify’s Nuevo Noise playlist in 2017 followed by the release of her debut EP ‘Toxic’ in July 2018. Alongside music, Hazel also retains a lifelong passion for fashion and style and designs and makes her own clothing and costumes for editorials, performances and for other artists that have included the likes of Kali Uchis, Kari Faux and Girl Ultra.
B-Sides caught up with Tatiana Hazel during the current quarantine environment to talk about how she’s handling the situation, her start in music, finding self-empowerment in her DIY approach and more. Check out the interview: