Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and recording artist Tyler Shamy drenches us in a wave of sonic emotion with his latest single, "Sharks in the Water."
Tyler Shamy is also a voiceover artist, and his music has landed in the likes of shows including Love Island, Selling Sunset, Lucifer, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Shameless, and many more. He's even worked with names like Excision, Wooli, Steve Void, and Beauz while creating a name for himself with his many undeniable talents.
Now gracing our speakers with his heartfelt alternative rock/electronic single, "Sharks in the Water," listeners can get to know a more personal side of Tyler Shamy as he continues to describe the emotional sentiments of being with someone so captivating. With a lush and heavy sonic atmosphere, Tyler Shamy keeps our attention locked as we ride the wave of "Sharks in the Water."
Listening to the single, we're greeted with a hazy and grunge-like electric guitar melody that opens the song with boundless emotion. As Tyler Shamy's airy and soft vocals appear, he begins to calm the emotional storm while steering us to shore and describing the waves of passion crashing over him.
This song is so well-rounded; from the dense electronic synths to the heavy organic drum breaks and Tyler Shamy's attention-commanding performance, we're truly left in a state of bliss. We adore the west coast feel of the organic instrumentals--paired with this melancholy and emotional undertone, the entire song is truly a relatable and chilling masterpiece.
Head back to shore with Tyler Shamy's latest single, "Sharks in the Water," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
We're stunned with the sonic beauty and emotion within your latest single, "Sharks in the Water." What inspired the song's passionate lyrical concept?
Thank you so much. I wanted to write a song about the risk that comes with falling in love. Opening yourself up, being vulnerable, telling someone how you feel, entering a relationship, not knowing the outcome, fearing heartbreak, potentially losing yourself-it's all a risk. But a risk worth taking. You have to truly surrender for love to unfold. And that's what the song is all about.
Was it easy for you to sit down and reach for those passionate emotions when writing your lyrics for "Sharks in the Water"? What was your songwriting process like?
I had a lot of the track/production in place as I started writing the lyric and vocal melody, so that dictated a lot of the emotion. The music felt intense, dramatic, and passionate to me like a climactic moment. I started riffing vocal melodies over the track and from there it just poured out of me. I channeled that feeling you get when your nerves are high but you're willing to lose it all because you're so infatuated by that person. Once I had the concept relating obstacles of love to sharks in the water, it kind of wrote itself. I usually tap into my subconscious when writing alone and hyperfocus, which ironically feels very similar to zoning out or daydreaming, so a lot of the process is a blur, to be honest, but I probably finished the writing within a couple of hours.
Did you produce the sonics for "Sharks in the Water"? Why did you choose to create such an emotional, chilling, and cinematic sonic landscape?
Yes, it was one of my first times producing actually. I've been a songwriter for almost 20 years, but I'm newer to producing and decided to give it a shot because I want to have more control of my sound. I've always been attracted to music that's emotional and cinematic, so it just felt right to take it in that direction. Once I had a solid foundation, I had my crazy talented friend Rokman co-produce & mix it. He really took it to the next level.
Where would you say your music lies in terms of sounds and genres? Would you say your music is rather genre-defying and explorative?
I tend to call it pop/singer/songwriter or indie pop, but it's continuously evolving. I used to be a bit more top 40 pop with some r&b influence, but now I'm gravitating towards more explorative, abstract, dreamy sounds. I think the most unique music out there is a fusion of genres, so I'm always trying to break some rules and try new things, but ultimately just going with what feels good intuitively. The most important thing to me is that my music makes listeners feel something.
What's next for you?
I'm currently working on an EP of my own to be released in 2022, pitching and placing songs in tv/film, and keeping busy with voiceover work in animation, commercials, and radio. Can't wait to share the new tunes because I think they're some of the best songs I've ever written.