Tyler V. has got one upbeat and fun single called "Young and Free" out and about with a debut EP as a work in progress release. She goes into details about this single, EP mention, and further plans!
1. Tyler.V is the name you decided to use for this music project. Can you explain the styling behind it? Why the period and then the V?
The V stands for my middle name Venice which is also my mother’s middle name. The dot is just a stylistic choice.
2. You have released your debut single "Young and Free", why was this song made into a single?
It's upbeat and fun. My team and I thought it was a good song to release for the summer.
3. What is the story behind the song "Young and Free"?
No specific story that inspired “Young & Free” but it's mainly based on my free spirit as a person. I'm very social and I love to see everyone have a good time. I wanted to showcase that in this song.
4. How about the accompanying music video for this song, what is the video all about?
I threw a rooftop party with all my close friends, and with black lights and drinks. We did a lot of cool scenic shots as well in NYC which is my hometown.
5. Besides this single, do you have more songs or an upcoming release in the form of an EP or full-length album on the way?
Yes! My debut EP is on its way. It called Unlocked.
6. For those, who may have not heard this single or your music before, what genre of music do you create, what sound and style would best describe it?
My sound is mainly R&B although I do like to incorporate other genres into my songs. It can be described as Alternative R&B/ Soul.
7. When and why did you start playing music?
Music has always been a passion of mine. I wanted to recreate the same feeling music gives me when I hear a great song that moves me.
8. What was the first tune(s) you learned?
First song I vividly remember learning to sing was "Unbreak My heart" by Toni Braxton. My mom played that song a lot and I loved it and use to perform it in front of my family members when I was about 3 or 4 years old.
9. Which famous musician(s) do you admire and have learned from and why?
There's so many to name. The main artists I loved growing up were Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, for their artistry in vocal performance. Then there’s also Maxwell – who I love and learned to appreciate the soulfulness behind the groove in his songs and his creative songwriting. I also admire Anita Baker and Phyllis Hyman for their rich low notes and soulful tones.
10. What themes or topics do your songs cover?
My EP Unlocked is my debut to the world, unlocking what I've been through and who I am today. Over the years I've really grown into my own and I wanted to talk about things that I've never really talked about. The EP’s main topics are pain and facing my truths.
11. What was your first song you wrote yourself?
I can't remember the title because it was such a fail! I was about 10 years old. I can tell you the first song I wrote and then recorded was called "I Hope You Know" but it isn't on my upcoming project.
12. What advice would you give to someone who wants to go this route in terms of a career?
Best advice would be never rush your art. Everything takes a lot of patience, but keep going!
13. When it comes to the rest of this year, what does Tyler.V have in-store?
My EP will be dropping soon in the fall! Stay tuned by following me on Instagram @sheistylerv.