A quick five years has slipped by since her last releases - a prolific stream of singles, EPs and albums that all served the ambitious writer, producer and musician significantly. But the experimental Tara, always in motion, could not and would not sit still, instead pushing against her natural pop sensibilities and opting for an alternate moniker that both stood out and fit in. Naturally, the project called CastleRays fashioned its own momentum - she toured as frontwoman and vocalist for electronic outfit YesYou and extended her live chops guesting on many a big stage alongside festival mainstays RUFUS. Meanwhile she watched material from her back catalogue take on a life of their own, garnering international radio play and solid television placements that would open the door to new followers. Naturally, the Tara Simmons sound of old - string-driven pop experimentation with field samples - started to creep back into her subconscious.