An Interview With Tylar Moe
The latest release from Tylar Moe gives off a warm and welcoming undertone with guitars that feel like they're influenced by every classic rock guitar tone that you loved growing up along with a songwriting aesthetic that feels genuine and satiating.
"Southside" gives off a particular energy that has a way of almost feeling nostalgic because it takes you back and that in itself makes the song feel good to listen to.
This track has elements of some real classic country and Americana with rolling snare drums and a twang in those guitars as well along with vocals that feel alive and breathing.
The singing on this track also boasts this very classic authenticity that with everything else in the song makes it feel like you've been listening to the song on the radio for decades.
Now, I'm not sure that was the goal in mind of course but it certainly felt that way when I listened to it.
Everything about this had a certain element of gracefulness to it especially in the delivery of the instruments in the vocals but that natural tonality really helps create this atmosphere for the song that has a way of wrapping itself around you.
When the song ends you feel like you just want to listen to it again and the only way to satiate that is to actually play it again.
One of the biggest things about this release is that you can tell that Tylar has an absolute love for his craft because that is insanely evident throughout the entire track and without that passion this just wouldn't sound the same.
Hell it probably would have never happened in the first place.
It's very refreshing to hear a song that an artist builds off of so much different influence and still has a way to give it his own Spin and create something that feels familiar but refreshing at the same time.
I would imagine something like that is pretty hard to do as an artist in general so Tylar to pull this off without a hitch and with his own character and charm is pretty impressive.
This was an absolutely wonderful single from an artist that shows a lot of soul and bears some of his own personal thought in his pieces and with its release we wanted to have a sit-down with the artist to find out where it came from along with what might be coming next for him.
Here's what went down.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "South Side"! This single had such an honest folk-rock feel with rolling snares and such a lively feel! How did this track come about?
So, this song kinda was created I was living in a small town in Eastern Washington, and there was not a lot of venues not a lot of live music, and I was longing to play my music live for an audience, and I was long and for the city to play my music someday I will see the city yeah yeah yeah.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you musically?
While we were living on the southside of Twisp, Washington, there was a lot of poverty. There was a lot of drugs. There was a lot of depression, and part of me was also wishing longing for a better place like heaven, and what would that look like someday I will see the city.!!
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
So, most of my songs come out of a Broken Pl., Place of hurt and deep emotional wounds if that makes any sense and most of my songs just come out, you know I don’t really have to think about riding. I just sit down with my guitar, and I just start singing crying out and its very therapeutic helps heal all that brokenness. !
Buzz Slayers: This song has some great styles combinations on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Thank you very much. I really appreciate that. My good friend Loren Boley has a lot to do with helping me in the studio and he adds such a great element to my music like with the electric guitar or the drums. He’s a very, very good drummer and all-around great musician. And some of my biggest influences I guess I would have to say I can really relate to Johnny Cash because he’s the man in black. He had a lot of hurts a lot of wounds and people really connected with him and I love that about his music and him personally a lot of people also say I sound like Bob Dylan I don’t know if that’s a compliment or what, but I didn’t even know who he was until somebody told me that honestly and then I was like wow I really like him. I really like his songwriting his vibe his character. Yeah, it’s amazing.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
When I’m not working on music I’m taken care of four kids by myself single dad oh my goodness it’s a full-time job aside from Music and I also do carpentry have to make a living to support all these munchkins!
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
Honestly, I was really hoping to play live more but life circumstances changed and I’m a single dad now and so I’m really hoping this year I can find some help so that I can play live more often this year in the Seattle area at least!!
Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
I recorded this song in my friend studio. It’s called ground down studios and his name is Loren Boley and he has some great original music himself and we just connected add an open mic about six years ago and he’s my best friend. He’s really good dude.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
So, I’ve kind of started off with some upbeat music and some of my latest songs that are coming out or a little bit different they’re more probably chill or relaxed but songs that make you think when you’re going for a drive or resting therapeutic songs, I’m really excited to relieve some of those songs next!
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
I would love to say to my fans, and that sounds weird even saying that because I I see fans as people I see fans as a story, just like me just like any of us, you know, and I am beyond grateful that somebody halfway across the world, or even halfway across the street would take time to listen, and if it resonates with them and enough to share you can ask for more and I am grateful beyond grateful and I’m also grateful for you guys for doing this interview and listening to my songs and I really appreciate everything. I’m grateful and so happy and I really just hope this year I can continue to release more music and play live more and come out with an EP. !! much love to you guys. Much love to everybody.