Engaging Quieter Side of Pop: “Promenade” (EP) by @LyonnUS


LYONN, Promenade (EP)

Jason Mraz and Joshua Radin are two performers who have proven that they can succeed with great lyrics and melodies, even if their music is on the softer side of pop.  Well make room for Lyonn, otherwise known as Tyler Gelrud, who is based out of Knoxville TN but originally from California.  What comes particularly to attention as you move through his four song EP Promenade is the warmth and sincerity of his songs.  The music and vocals aren’t all quiet, and sound great when Tyler’s voice soars.  The EP turns out to be a huge surprise, well arranged and produced, with my preferences going to “Midnight Mind”, where Tyler’s vocal most impresses, and “Just Say Hello”, which are the stronger of the four songs.  “Sing You To Sleep” however is a delightful contemporary lullaby, and there aren’t many of those around.  Only “Dancing Machine” seems perhaps a little too overly familiar.  Promenade is a great effort and a fine introduction to Lyonn.  And I’m sure we’re all waiting to find out more about Tyler’s fascination with Leonardo DiCaprio!  🙂 Promenade is available on iTunes for less than $4.00.  You can download “Midnight Mind” for free at the link below, and stream the entire EP on Lyonn’s Bandcamp page.

If you’re in the Knoxville TN area, a video shoot for “Just Say Hello” is taking place on Sunday June 29.  Visit Lyonn’s Facebook page for more details.


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  1. […] pop sounds of Knoxsville TN based Lyonn (aka singer/songwriter Tyler Gelrud) about a month ago, when I wrote about his EP Promenade.  The video for “Just Say Hello” was about to be shot, and has now arrived!  I must […]

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