I'm a singer /songwriter and creative director. I do R&B soul, alternative R&B, hip hop, trap, afrobeats and pop/pop rock.
Tyler SYD is a South African R&B/hip hop artist, born in 1997, September 11th. He's also independent but signed to his own record label named Antidote Music Group (pty) Ltd.
I am a songwriter as well, I write love songs ranging from R&B to hip hop and I am a creative director meaning that I don't do beats but I do know how to direct a beatmaker to create a new beat from scratch, exactly how I want it.
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Interview with Tyler SYD
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on my debut EP titled 'Tropicana' which features Kevin Hadez and Black OB. I am proud of it because I was able to express myself and learn from others too, plus the numbers it pulled were outstanding. My role was executive producer, lead vocalist/artist, creative director and songwriter
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my second project or second EP
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately no
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital I guess I'm a digital baby. haha!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to give you exactly what you need
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I don't call it a job, to me it's a career because I do it with love and passion. I'm not doing it because it "pays well" or whatever but for the love of it and I love what I do because I get to express myself and my thoughts and feelings.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you good at what you do? Answer is yes
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just do this as a hobby
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What best describes them as a whole.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is believe in what I can do for you. Yes you might question my ability but trust in the process. Remember Rome wasn't built in a day
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones, laptop and cell phone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career has always been music and being a music mogul in terms of business. I have been doing music for more than a decade, since I was 12 years old.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is more traditional "I love you" R&B and hip hop
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Frank Ocean because I really wanna learn a lot from him as a songwriter and a vocalist. He possess a sound that's completely different and that's what I like
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work a lot on R&B soul and hip hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Definitely songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the catchiness, the message to inspire and the overall vibe
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I am writing I prefer to listen to the beat quietly without any distraction or disturbances because it helps me concentrate and connect with the beat. Once I have connected that's when I freestyle over it multiple times until I get it write and sit down and write.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a regular setup, a laptop, large speakers, an audio interface, microphone, pop filter and keyboard
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm highly inspired by Frank Ocean because his songwriting ability is incredible and out of this world. The story telling just sends me into another planet. I am also inspired by Chris Brown, H.E.R, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Burna Boy and Jhené Aiko
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: What I do for my clients is songwriting. I write for different genres of music which are Afrobeats, R&B soul, Hip Hop, Trap and trapsoul. I am also a beatmaker although I don't do it traditionally just like Dj Khaled I direct creatively on how it should be arranged.