This article was published on August 2nd, 2012
Just in time for Vancouver Pride, gay dance/pop music artist, Tyrell Witherspoon, has released in latest single, One Step Closer. The track was born when Tyrell revamped old lyrics and revamped the song with the help of Vancouver DJ and producer, Nick Bertossi. The new song is a pulsing dance track with emotional lyrics asking for the love of your life to come back after a rocky break-up period.
Filmed and produced in Vancouver, B.C., One Step Closer, is a story of two gay lovers who get in a fight over a jealous situation with a mutual friend. In the video, Tyrell dances out his emotions, while his fiancé, Patrick, heads to the 1181, a local lounge, to meet up with ‘Kevin’. After Kevin beings to hit on Patrick, Patrick leaves, realizing he has made a mistake and desperately tries to reach Tyrell. The video closes with Patrick returning to the apartment looking for Tyrell to forgive him.
“I’ve always tried to write songs that come from an honest place,” Tyrell said as he recalled his inspirations for the new song and video. “Whether their my own personal stories or stories I’ve observed from family or friends. My songs may be dance-y and up-tempo but in the end, I want the song to relate to you and mean something. I grew up listening to music that served a purpose and I want my listeners to know that I have a heart.”
Regardless of his sexual orientation, Tyrell is set to break into the mainstream pop music scene. Tyrell credits Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters and the newly out Frank Ocean for their inspiration and courage.
“The music industry is very heterosexually dominated,” explained Tyrell. “But, just because I am engaged to a man doesn’t mean my stories of love and heartbreak are any different. I want to help the world see that.
One Step Closer is available for download purchase on iTunes.