Recently, I posted on the new release “It’s All Alright” from Tyrin. As I listened to the track it was apparent that Tyrin was not just another artist. Tyrin delivered It’s All Alright with an approach of 80’s euphoria and lyrical love. To look at Tyrin you would never guess that his sound will present as it does, proving that one’s ability to be more than what meets the eye is real and we should never judge an artist solely on visual representation.
With that in mind, I was able to catch up with Tyrin while he was in the studio and get the chance to go beyond the track and into the world of Tyrin.
Where are you from?
I’m from Brooklyn born and raised.
What was it like growing up in Brooklyn?
I got to live a unique experience. I grew up in an area that was continuously changing, somewhere between Flatbush and Crown Heights. I got to see both sides of life and it made me grateful for what I do have.
When did you first fall in love with music?
I always loved music. Since I was a kid I was singing and performing for all my stuffed animals in my crib. And now I’m that guy singing his heart out on the train home at 3AM.
How long have you been in the industry?
2016 was when I first started thinking this could be a career.
Can you tell us about ‘It’s All Alright” and the background/inspirations behind it?
It was an ode to a past version of myself that I knew was fleeting. I had just gone through one of the roughest parts of my life that I wasn’t handling particularly well. When I was writing this song it provided a healthy outlet. This is for that version of Tyrin so he will make it out the other side.
What do you think of the state of the industry in 2022 for emerging artists such as yourself?
It’s a battlefield. I feel like it’s near impossible to be heard. I can yell from the rooftops and only a handful of people would hear me. If those people sang with me, everyone would hear us. It’s taught me the people you have around you are the most important thing.
Who do you think is the most influential artist at this time and why?
Mac Miller. At points in his life he was truly struggling but he was never afraid to venture out and experiment artistically. I truly admire that.
If you could Collab with ANY Artist, Dead or Alive, who would it be and why?
Mac Miller again. Same reasons. He started by rapping, just like me, and verged into a completely new sound throughout his career, just like me. I see a lot of crossover between the two paths and something beautiful would definitely come from that.
How do you differ from others in your genre?
The way I got to this genre was different from everyone else. Not a lot of artists start by rapping and end up in indie pop-punk.
Take us back to young Tyrin. What was the first album you purchased?
It was Aaliyah on CD in 2001. She was my first crush. When I saw the “Rock the Boat” video I was in love. When she died my mom always told me “she was in the clouds looking down on you”.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
“Oxygen” by Beach Bunny
What is your favorite saying or Mantra?
“It’s All Alright :)”
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love trying new foods. I’m around restaurants all the time. Hit me up with a new recommendation.
Tell us what the fans can expect from you in the coming months.
I’ve got some shows coming up in NYC and working on some special pieces for people to take home with them.
For others embarking on their artistic journey, what are some words of advice or encouragement you would give them as they take their early steps?
Everybody says keep going, but they never tell you that you have to make sure you going in the right direction. And if you make mistakes on the way, you have to embrace them.
What are your social media handles?
Instagram & Twitter: @tyriiin / YouTube: Tyrin