London born songwriter Caroline Ty (Tychewicz) produces Nu-jazz pop with bluesy mezzo vocals and richly dark lyrical song themes, a fusion of electronic and organic. Music you can dance to, but always with a dark undertone somewhere in the chord changes, as if not all is well at the party. Influenced musically by New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack and Depeche Mode, vocal inspiration comes from expressive singers like Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield who tell the story of the song sincerely and without vocal acrobatics. Lyrical influences are songwriters like Nick Cave, Guy Garvey and Leonard Cohen, who use strong imaginary and rich poetic language.
The second EP ‘Love and Honey’, released in March 2010 was described by The Mag as: ‘exotic rhythms and big vocals, crashing in waves against a pebbly beach of contemporary lyrics and new-wave poetry’. The song ‘Whistle and I’ll Come to You’ from the EP was a commended entry in the Adult Contemporary category in the 2010 UK Songwriting Contest. Overplay.com noted that ‘there’s something strangely obsessive about Caroline’s declarations of devotion. Like a stalker. But a stalker you’d say hello to’.
‘They are only Human, but we treat them like Gods’ was a collection of 4 original Electro-jazz tracks released in June 2011, blending elements of retro sampling, fat funky beats, sweeping strings and confessional, sometimes ironic lyrics that capture the current political zeitgeist of money grabbing, deception and broken promises.
September 2012 will see the release of a bitter-sweet collection of love songs entitled: 'You Will Always Want More (and Never What is in Your Hand)'