It seems like almost forever that we’ve been waiting for an official release of Tyler Carter‘s solo material. Following his departure from the soap opera of a band that was Woe, Is Me back in 2011, Carter‘s initial side-project catering to explore his R&B artistic desires became the main focus and started to pick up momentum, with talk of a full-length rife before the birth of his now main project, Issues. Now, with the band on a bit of downtime between album cycles, we finally have a Tyler Carter official release, ‘Leave Your Love’.
As we’ve already seen in Carter‘s previous solo offerings, and more recently with the Issues acoustic EP ‘Diamond Dreams’, his vocals are nothing short of flawless.
The production this time around compared to older singles like ‘Side To Side’ is far more grand and confident in itself, and, despite a somewhat mediocre open to the release with ‘Sophisticated’, it’s tracks like lead single ‘Georgia’ that really bring forth that, given the right backing, Carter‘s music career could take a very different path to the one it currently rides on with Issues.
Provided that his fans for Issues are as accepting of artists like Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd as they are with contemporaries like The Word Alive and Memphis May Fire, they’ll be happy with ‘Tears On The Runway, Pt. 1’, the prequel to its continuation on the band’s self-titled LP last year. Again, Nylo offers her vocals to the piece, and really hits the emotions home as much as she helped to do with ‘…, Pt. 2’.
Finally, we get to see a body of work of Tyler Carter‘s other musical capabilities and talents. Admittedly, the likelihood of us something anything in the form of a full-length or even another EP in the near future is small, and we’ll probably see at least one more Issues record before then. Still, ‘Leave Your Love’ has given Carter another step into another part of the music industry with a different breadth of artists and, with a bit of fine-tweaking, mainly in the lyrics, he could easily be bothering the mainstream charts.
Written by Zach Redrup (@zachredrup)
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