A collection of four bittersweet love songs. Tales of clinging onto love, getting over love and daring to love set against the backdrop of summer riots and stolen lazy afternoon moments.
The fourth EP from Caroline Ty shakes sense into self indulgent post-love suffering. A chocolately dark, bluesy vocal combines an hors d'oeuvres of samples, twisted trumpet and double bass with confessional and sometimes ironic song lyrics.
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.
Recorded and produced by Caroline Ty in her studio in Kent, all four tracks are self-penned and performed with mixing and mastering at Transmission Studios based in Hove.
‘if Nick Cave was a lady……and was a fan of jazz music, then he'd be a little bit like Caroline Ty…..exotic rhythms and big vocals, crashing in waves against a pebbly beach of contemporary lyrics and new-wave poetry’. The Mag
‘Far away percussion and spacey synths play host to a woozily seductive vocal. As everything goes off at odd angles, there’s something strangely obsessive about Caroline’s declarations of devotion. Like a stalker. But a stalker you’d say hello to’. Overplay
Holding Your Smile
An attempt to cling onto the good things, at the same time turning away without a second glance.
A bluesy, ska flavoured track set against the tense touch-paper backdrop of the summer 2011 London riots.
Put Down Your Cry
Concerned that post-love suffering has almost become self-indulgent,
the song is a call to shake some sense into someone wallowing in the darkness.
Will I Be Broken Tomorrow?
A cautious embrace of the future possiblities that are now on offer.
The singer questioning if it is safe to emerge from the muddy waters
and to stumble into the light.
Lets Waste the Afternoon
A chocolately dark and velvety jazz track with anhors d'oeuvres of twisted trumpet and double bass.
It is a plea for the rest of the unimportant world to disappear, leaving two people.