Tyler “Telle” Smith (The Word Alive) has released a new solo single titled “Too Hard On Myself.“ He said the following about that:
“I really appreciate the love, support and overall open-mindedness as I continue to explore new territory for myself. I appreciate sharing pieces of me for you to hopefully connect with in a way that positively impacts your life and perspectives. Overall I have been blessed to make music for 13 years straight that means everything to me, it’s been an honor to share that journey with you all and I look forward to much, much more. Have a great day if you’re reading this!…”
“…The reason that ‘Crazy’ is coming out first is because it’s the middle of the road song in terms of what the project is at this point. I wanted it to be personal and really show a different side of myself. Though then I also have a song that is very artsy. Our old drummer Luke Holland drums on it and it’s probably my favourite song that I’ve ever written. But at the same time I don’t want people to think that’s what every song sounds like.
“‘Crazy‘ feels like a really good vibe to start on though. I felt like it wasn’t so overly upbeat. I didn’t want to launch with anything too upbeat. This is very chill and it’s a style that people can be really into or it can be their introduction to it as well. I just wanted it to be a middle ground. Knowing that I come from the rock world, I wanted this song to be the gateway song for people who have never listened to anything like this before.”
He later added:
“This is actually only the first version of the track that I’m dropping as well. There’s another version I have which is almost like a remix with a guest vocal and a drum change. It has much more of a trap beat.”