We had the good fortune of connecting with Tyrone Tyler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tyrone, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Its the only place I feel I really belong. When I’m singing its the best feeling in the world, like I’m doing exactly what I was put on this earth to do. There is not a day that goes by where I wake and I don’t think about music. Ever since I was a child all I ever seen myself being is an artist. Every other job that I’ve had has never served me like getting on a stage and singing my heart out. When I go periods without feeding my passion I get in a dark mood, and music is the light that reminds me why I’m here. I pursued a creative career because I really had no choice in the matter if I wanted to have a fulfilled life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets my art apart from others is the fact that I’m me. No two people are completely alike, I record music that feels true to me at that time. My art is different because these are my stories and the journey is definitely hasn’t been easy, I’m still on an upward climb but one thing that I’ve learned along the way is to enjoy the process. One of my biggest issues was that I was too focused on the end result, I wanted to be perfect. I judged myself before I even gave myself a chance. I used to be very inpatient, and I still struggle with it. However, now I have really begun to just embrace the process and let things come together.
Im working on an EP and I want to make sure that it tells a good story and really captures where I am in this moment of my life. I describe my music as R&B based with POP elements. When you listen to my music I want you to have a good time. Listeners will always get a variety of sounds from me because I’m not just one thing. I’m also very picky and I know when a song is good so I’m recording a bunch of songs for this project and i’m going to select what I feel best represents me at the time.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them for breakfast at the Grandville Cafe in Sherman Oaks, we can have omelettes and mimosas. Then I would take them to Malibu. We would find a beach that isn’t crowded and relax in the sun. Since we’re already in Malibu I would take them over to Duke’s where we would have dinner, and Mai Tai’s. Then next afternoon I’ll take them hiking up in Runyon so they can see the city from the hill tops and since we burned all those calories we can get them back by going to Fat Sal’s in Hollywood and getting a sub. We would have to spend a day at the Getty, to enjoy the art work and sit in the garden there. It’s really beautiful and the view is amazing. We would have to go bar hopping in West Hollywood. We can drink until 1pm and then go to Los Tacos on Santa Monica Blvd, they have some of the best Mexican food I’ve had. They make bomb chicken quesadilla with beans and rice. I think we would have to end the week by doing a Drag Brunch. Thats one of my favorite things to do LA. you get a drag show, brunch, and bottemless mimosas. I love it when the Abby throws them. Usually when I leave the rest of the day is a blur.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give a shoutout to my family! I couldn’t be here without them, they would come to my shows and help me whenever I needed support. I really do have an awesome family. I’ll give this shoutout to my mom, Mizie Tyler, just for always loving me. When I first moved to Los Angeles I talked to her 3 times a day and I was so broke and had no Idea how to live on my own. She was really there for me every step of the way, and still is. If it wasn’t for her sending me things that I needed I don’t think I would have lasted. There were moments where I barely had money to eat once a day and my mom always made sure that I was ok. Good parents sacrifice for their kids and thats what I have, good parents. So something that pushes me is making sure that their efforts don’t go in vain.
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