Tyke James is a singer-songwriter hailing from Laie, Hawaii. He was born in Arizona in the year 2000 and was living in Montana before finding himself in Oahu at the age of 12.
The island sparked his love for music and performing, as it forged his lifestyle and beliefs. In 2018, Tyke became friends with Adam Levine during his time on season 15 of The Voice. He reached the top 12 of his season before being eliminated. In January of the following year is when Tyke moved into his van Craig, in Salt Lake City, and released his first solo EP titled, ‘Alaska.’
Going strong with the momentum that he has formed for himself, Tyke James presents his 2021 release of the single, “saw u in a dream.” Honing in on the melodic essence of his soul-infused timbres, we hear Tyke James over eclectic instrumentation, as he pours his heart into intricately crafted lyrics. The syncopated grooves have us swaying to acoustic and electronic elements as this sonic hybrid gives us life.
Before hearing “saw u in a dream,” we didn't know that this was the type of energy we craved. The abstract canvas of it all has us fully immersed in soothing croons that have us basking in lyrical motifs such as, ‘in a world, extraordinarily bright. like you’re always on a high. hazy from marijuana.’ What we admire the most about “saw u in a dream,” has to be the way the infectious rhythm has you moving to each note as you get lost in the music.
Sneaking through the textures of Tyke James’ vocal delivery is an overwhelming amount of passion. Refreshing in the way it’s conveyed, we appreciate how the full-bodied composition allows us to feast on each element that shines through a charismatic wave of talent.