Tyler Lorette cements his status with his new heart wrenching single.
'Phantom' is a track that will help to heal broken-hearted pop fans around the world.
At just 18 years old, the Canadian pop singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and producer from the Greater Toronto Area, boasts streaming numbers in the millions, a rabid viral fanbase, and a collection of singles that would rival an artist twice his age. But it is the depth and maturity of his music and signature voice that truly sets him apart, as he gracefully explores topics of love, heartache, mental health, and identity. And despite his numerous awards and accomplishments, his story is only just beginning. As his momentum continues to snowball, it is safe to say that Tyler is poised to make a lasting impact on the global pop scene.
Tyler is currently juggling his career as an artist and is a student at Berklee pursuing a degree in music. Tyler also puts out daily videos on TikTok and sometimes invites family members to join him covering different genres. You can also catch Tyler on a TikTok, or Instagram livestream several times a month where he connects with his global fanbase and plays live music.
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
Thank you for having me. There have definitely been a lot of ups and downs due to the pandemic and my shows being cancelled but I have been writing a lot of music and I just released my latest single titled ‘Phantom’. In Ontario, Canada we came out of lockdown in the spring, so venues are finally starting to open and live shows and concerts are back on again which is amazing. I have really missed performing at live events.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
It's been a journey. I started playing guitar when I was four years old and then decided to learn piano, drums, and the mandolin. By the time I was ten I wrote my first original song, started working with an elite vocal coach and producer and put covers and mashups out on my YouTube channel. I remember being 12 or 13 years old and I was already performing in over 100 shows a year plus live streaming so I had a fanbase starting to grow from all over the world. After releasing several covers and original singles and picking up some awards along the way, I started working on my production skills and co produced my EP in 2018 titled “Chosen Ones’. I love all genres of music, but I stay in the pop lane.
How did you come up with your latest project?
My songs typically come from real experiences of something that I am going through, or a friend is going through. My latest single ‘Phantom’ is a heartbreak song about a relationship that ended. I was upset about it obviously and I felt empty and hurt. It was about 1:00 am and I was sitting at my piano, and I just started playing and then the words “feeling numb and shutting down emotionally” just came out. I was like yup this is going to be a good one. It didn’t take long, and I had a demo all prepared.
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Where do you live now?
I live in a small town just East of Toronto, but it is still considered the Greater Toronto Area.
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
I am really blessed because I have an amazing team here that has worked with me since I was twelve years old and a home studio so we can all work together remotely on projects if we need. I don’t feel that I have been limited in resources due to my geographic location.
What was the inspiration to make music your career?
Honestly, it’s just been my life since I can remember. I started dragging around guitars at four years old and my mom said that when I was one years old, I would bang on pots and pans like drums instead of playing with my toys. I have grown up writing songs and performing so I can’t really picture myself doing anything else.
How do you want to shape your career?
Right now, I am in my first year at Berklee pursuing a music degree while I also focus on my music career. I just want to learn everything I can about the industry and see where the journey takes me.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
It really depends on what I am working on. I follow a strict daily schedule for getting content out on TikTok and Instagram, rehearsing and song writing sessions. But I do need to be flexible when it comes to songwriting and production because there are so many creative pieces coming together and co writers, so it takes time. I mean I always have a goal timeline in mind for when I am releasing new music but it’s a process.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
The night I started writing the song I was sitting at my piano and I kept repeating broken heart phantom please go away so that’s how it came to fruition. Originally the song was called Broken Heart Phantom but after a discussion with the team we thought it was more interesting to just call it Phantom.
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
As an artist I am always perfecting my work so yes, it is hard to finally feel like it's done. I usually listen to the final version about 50 times on different headphones and speakers and then I get this feeling and I just know its ready to be mastered.
Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music?
Yes, of course because everything I write is about something I am personally going through or have gone through, or a friend is going through. I try hard for my music to connect with others that may be going through similar situations and am hopeful that it will comfort or help them in some way.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
It's hard to narrow it down to just words so I will say relatable.
Where do they go to listen NOW?
My music is on all streaming platforms: Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube to name a few and I’d be honoured if y’all gave it a listen and added it to your playlists.
What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
The best feeling is when fans tell me that my music has helped them, or they are obsessed with listening to it. These comments motivate me so much.
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
I have lots of new music coming out very soon and some pretty big performances coming up over the summer and into the fall that I am just finalizing all the details on, so stay tuned!
Give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you!
STREAM PHANTOM: https://li.sten.to/phantomtylerlorette
Thank you for this interview!
Thank you this was truly my pleasure.