In addition to the review, I think it is a good idea to share the videos I recorded during the show, so that people who were not lucky enough to witness it can have an idea of what I am talking about.
I hope you will enjoy them and next time Ty is in your neck of the woods you run to see him!
The first video is an extract of Ty’s performance of Emotions, one of my favourites on Special Kind Of Fool. It is the first song he did and it really set the mood for the evening, as it was indeed full of emotions!
Then, you can witness the talent of beautiful Obenewa who sings her deep and inspiring Put yourself in my shoes. I have to admit I had never heard of Obenewa before but I am definitely convinced of her talent and I will look for more music from her for sure! She was a bit overwhelmed and obviously very emotional and I find it very touching to share such feelings with an audience.
Finally, the last video is an extract of Ty and Erik Rico’s performance of yet another favourite of mine, the very inspiring and positive Me. This song is simply perfect to me and I am really happy to see that there are artists out there who spread such beautiful and important messages. Big up Ty and Erik for sharing your talent and love from music with so many like-minded people!
There are times when you discover an artist who has been around for many years and you start to question yourself: how on earth could I sleep on them for so long?! This is what happened to me when I heard Ty for the first time, not so long ago…
I have to say that, once again, I owe this discovery and thus a big thank you to the Morpheus Soul Show. They played the single Emotions from the upcoming album Special Kind Of Fool (out on 19th April peeps!) way before it was released (exclusive…) and that’s when I fell in love with Ty’s music. If you haven’t heard Emotions, I strongly advise you to get it now (available on ).
What I really appreciate about Ty’s music is that I can immediately relate to what he expresses and the messages he spreads. Every single track I’ve heard is a perfect mixture of wicked beats, amazing flow and excellent lyrics. Ty is just a regular human being who is trying to do what he loves and inspire people. I have to say it works amazingly well!
I haven’t been as impatient to hear an album as I am for Special Kind Of Fool in a very long while, and so far all the tracks I have listened to only confirmed Ty’s talent and the quality of the album. Another thing I’m really looking forward to is seeing Ty live, as he obviously has a lot of energy and positive vibes to share, which makes him a great performer.
The great thing about Ty is that he always has some goodies for his fans, to make the waiting a bit less painful. Among these, I need to mention his mixtape Something big!, mixed by DJ Bounce, which is a great way for people like me to discover his universe and previous releases, and for people who are already familiar with his music, to enjoy their favourite tracks, as well as sneak peaks at Special Kind Of Fool. The mixtape is a free download and it is definitely worth being in your collection.
Another wonderful gift for us was his recent visit to the Morpheus Soul Show, which consisted of playing some his recent and older tracks, a very interesting and inspiring interview and finally a breathtaking live session with Temporary Residents’ very own Lyrickal, where he played his own beats. If you missed it, or if you want to enjoy it once again, you can get the podcast here. You can also watch an extract of the live session here, courtesy of Raj Pardesi.
Finally, Ty recently released the official video for the first single off Special Kind Of Fool, the amazing Emotions. I particularly appreciate this song and the wonderful lyrics. I can definitely relate to: “I feel a vibe when I hear a good song / I feel alive and it helps me carry on with the mundane.” The song is packed with such lyrical gems and the video complements it perfectly, with all the colours and positive vibrations.
You can also have a look at the amazing pictures taken by Jerry Barnett during the shooting of the video here.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the EPK for Special Kind Of Fool, which is a very interesting and inspiring presentation of the album.
Now, for your ears and eyes’ pleasure, here is the official video of Emotions: enjoy!