Five Questions With LJ Tyson

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Saskatchewan-based singer-songwriter, LJ Tyson has just released his new single, “Hide”. This is the first single from his upcoming EP, Brando which is set to drop in 2019. If this track is any indication of what’s to come from LJ, we are in for a treat. Check out the single below and find out more about him in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m LJ Tyson! A Saskatchewan based singer/songwriter who just released a brand new single called “Hide.” I have explored many genres as an artist from Punk to Country, and I have recently been working on a Pop-Country record.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music is as diverse as my mind! I try to keep an open mind when writing music and avoid writing for one specific genre. A lot of my songs start out as fun folk songs and I developed them from there.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I have many shows coming up in the Saskatchewan area! And I look forward to touring different parts of Canada this spring with my band! If you happen to catch my band and I on the road we will be sure to put on a fun show for you. Growing up in the punk scene definitely influenced how I perform live on stage nowadays. We have some fun high energy moments in our show and (because I have a tendency to write a sad song every once in a while) some moments where we have more of a chill vibe.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

My new single “Hide.” I feel it represents where I am with my music right now. I stayed true to my roots with this track. It’s Country-Pop for sure but there are some moments I feel like I was heavily inspired by my punk rock roots.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

I have so many favourite Canadian artists right now! Dean Brody is always a favourite. Beautiful Freakshow is an album I wish I made! July Talk puts on an amazing live show. I could watch them perform the same show 100 times and never get bored. My mentor early on in my career, Kinnie Starr, just released an amazing new album called Feed The Fire. I recommend everyone check that out as well!

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