PLAYING CINCY: Princess Tiana Remixes Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock” in New Video

Photo by Kayla Rogers

Princess Tiana solidified her place in Cincinnati’s music scene earlier this year with her single “Trip.” Since then, she’s been dropping videos to tease her next release, a full-length project titled Going Places. The seven-track album follows 2017 EP Believe It, and although it took her two years to prepare and it’s been a long road, she’s very excited to release it this spring.

“Every song is fun,” Cincy’s pop princess told Donuts n Akahol in a recent interview. “It’ll make you wanna roll the windows down [and] pop the top back!” Her latest offering is a sassy remix of Ella Mai’s addictive single, “Shot Clock,” which Mai released late last year.

Directed by Dre Shot This, Tiana maintains the basketball theme in her new music video for the single but puts her own spin on it, showing off impressive choreography and her signature vocal versatility.

Princess T wrote in an Instagram post that the remix is the perfect way “to welcome [Ella Mai],” who arrives in Cincinnati Wednesday (May 1) for her sold out show at Bogart’s.

The new CJ Knowles-produced beat breathes fresh life into the song and lets Tiana’s vocals shine. She keeps Mai’s attitude in her lyrics, but gives her man a little more time to meet her needs. Contrasting with Ella’s deep soulful tones, Princess Tiana plays up her high-pitched vocal range, complimenting the new beat. “You better rush, pick it on up, come and brighten my mood / Shot clock / Twenty-four seconds, maybe one minute ’till I change my mind,” she sings.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the soon-to-be-released Going Places, and until then, enjoy Tiana’s spiced up version of Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock.”

Princess Tiana Shot Clock
Princess Tiana / Photos by Kayla Rogers