Joseph Tyler – “Race Car”


“Race Car” is a spirited, catchy track from Bay Area artist Joseph Tyler. The twenty-four-year-old singer, producer, and artist conjures an effervescent synth-laden pop sound, which should appeal to fans of Foster the People and Hot Chip. “Race Car”, as well as its accompanying single “Eternity”, was mixed and mastered by Sam Pura. The two singles follow Tyler’s debut EP, It’s Been Too Long, in April 2017.

“Race Car” touts a glistening, summer-friendly sort of feel that centers around the excellent “I’ve got race cars going through my mind,” hook. There’s a captivating shift at 03:37, too, that offers up some catching melodic variation.

“I began writing the music of Eternity in the midst of an evolution,” Tyler explains. “Born out of experimenting with the nostalgic and colorful sounds created by synth arpeggiators, I discovered a vibrant world of inspiration to pull from. It became the perfect backdrop for an honest look at the thoughts, feelings, and fears racing through my head at that time.”

“It’s about being in love. It’s about growing up. It’s about the ebb and flow I experience while making music. It’s about the importance of creating eternal memories with the people, places, and things that mean the most to me.”

Eternity was recorded in Joseph Tyler’s home studio, with ample help from longtime collaborator Jordan Davis.

“Race Car” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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