To celebrate the release of his new EP, ‘Scorpio’, Tyrell Witherspoon will headline his first solo showcase tomorrow, January 17th, at Vancouver’s Electric Owl Social Club debuting 6 of the new tracks on the album. “I can’t wait for people to hear this album. I am so proud of the result.” The EP was made possible with the help of crowd funding on the website, Pledge Music. “I am so thankful for everyone who pledged to help make this a reality for me. It was amazing to have friends, family and fans involved in the process. I got to share with them the progress along the way which a lot of people may not know.”
Tyrell looks forward to showing his growth in the industry since his first EP, ‘Dance With Me’ debuted on iTunes, two and a half years ago. For ‘Scorpio’, now available for download, he joined forces with up-and-coming Vancouver producer Nick Bertossi, and worked really hard to ensure that this was his best work to date. “I really wanted to show growth not only as a singer/songwriter but also as an artist as a whole.” In the last two years, Tyrell really took time to study the work of his peers, mentors and those he looked up to. “I listened to music really intently. I wanted to take notes on what made songs work and what didn’t.”
Tyrell named his EP ‘Scorpio’ after a reflection of what the album meant to him. “I am a Scorpio myself through and through. We’re a passionate and driven bunch and I think that this album reflects that not only in its creation process but in the lyrics as well.” In the eight, brand-new tracks, Tyrell sings about hook-ups, break-ups, long distance love, and staying true to who are regardless of the obstacles. “When you pursue something really hard, you’re going to have more than a few people who are going to try and knock you down. The track ‘One’ is all about that personal struggle and I wrote it as a chance to vent a little about how I was feeling.”
Hear for yourself the fruits of his labour by downloading ‘Scorpio’ now and check out Tyrell’s showcase at the Electric Owl tomorrow night.
Tyrell Witherspoon with a warm up set by Jess Cullen takes place Thursday, January 17th, 2013
at Electric Owl Social Club, 916 Main St, Vancouver BC
Cover $10 Doors at 8pm – Show at 9pm