Si Alton, better known by his professional moniker Tiny Towers is an English artist who initially dabbled with major labels in the early 2000s, and now writes and records in his home studio in the Shropshire countryside. Creating indie-pop that got a charming lo-fi aura to it, Tiny Towers is inspired by artists like Evan Dando, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Ben Folds, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, and Lennon/McCartney. The up and coming pop artist is emerging at the artist to watch going into 2020. His catchy indie-pop anthems are making waves in his hometown and across the Atlantic.
Tiny Towers’ second single and incredibly infectious pop tune is titled “It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love)”. The breezy indie-pop song grabs the listener from the offset and demands to be heard. “It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love)” tells the quirky story of a young man falling in love with a stripper. Tiny Towers says it’s as close as he’ll get to writing a love song. Although the vocals are slightly melancholic, they captivate you throughout the entire track. You’ll find yourself swaying to the music as you sing along with every word by the second or third listen. Tiny Towers’ positive energy shines through the speakers while the infectious rhythm takes the listener on a journey through the soundscapes he’s created. We welcome this budding indie artist onto the BuzzMusic playlists and we can’t wait to hear more!
Check out “It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love)” here and stay tuned for more releases from Tiny Towers.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Tiny Towers! As an artist, how do you find time to focus your energy on your passion? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
I’m always writing - whether it’s songs, short stories or the hundred or so novels I have started and will never finish. But I always come back to music. Songwriting and recording is such a buzz that never seems to fade.
Who has had the biggest influence on your life musically thus far? Can you describe the impact this particular individual has had in terms of your new song “It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love)”?
The first album I remember buying was The Innocents by Erasure, and that love of big pop melodies has never left me, but probably the biggest influence has been The Beatles. The songwriting and creativity that runs through those albums still amazes me. More recently I love the low-fi feel of guys like Stephen Malkmus and Ben Lee, and it’s that “homemade” production combined with pop melodies which has been a big reference point for my current work.
How has your songwriting style changed or developed from when you first began writing seriously?
I have been songwriting for about 25 years now (yes, I’m getting old) and would like to feel that my writing has become more refined during that time - a bit like a fine wine! But to be honest, the starting point has always been the melody. I am always (and probably always will be) searching for that perfect melody. I guess lyrically I have changed quite a lot. Like everyone, I started out by writing about all the girls that didn’t fancy me, and now I am happily married with kids, the subject matter has changed. Now I write about all the middle-aged women who don’t fancy me.
“It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love)” had a powerful underlying story to it. Are you able to dive deeper into the honest meaning of the track?
Obviously that last answer was a bit of a joke - I actually tend to write about characters a lot, some real, some fictional, most a bit of both like in this case. It Felt Like Love (Sweet Sweet Love) is a story about that time in your life when you’re young and part of the gang, going out on the town and experimenting. In this case, by visiting “gentlemen’s clubs”... I love writing songs that have a bit of a twist to them. This sounds like a straight-up love song, but is actually about a guy who falls for a stripper. And as he says in the song, it felt like love...
Thank you for telling us more about yourself and artistry! We’d love to hear more from you. What’s next for you artistically?
I’m recording my debut album which will be out early next year, and in the meantime will be releasing a new single every month - I am really excited about this current batch of songs, and can’t wait to share them with the world. Follow me on Instagram and let’s stay in touch!
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