It’s all about paying your dues and TyC has certainly done that. After establishing his name as part of the band Carousel he has spent the last few years honing his production skills and song writing craft by shadowing and working with a wide and diverse network of artists and labels. The time now felt right to put his own release out and ahead of the forthcoming ep, the track All 2 Myself acts as a musical teaser and calling card for what is to follow.
And it is an intriguing mix. The ghosts of eighties electro explorers loom large over the song for sure but the more immediate vibe is a slick and sunshine fuelled west coast dance vibe. Add to that big production values, innate pop infectiousness and a polished modernity to his approach and you have a song that not only knows where it comes from but also sure as hell knows where it is going.
It is a busy sound with rock guitars and pulsing bass lines blending effortlessly with the more usual dance-floor elements but through clever production and a careful approach to space, nothing is lost and even the subtlest of sounds has its moment in the spotlight. Now that’s value for money.
Words: Dave Franklin