This article was published on January 14th, 2013
It’s bursting with energy, excitement and flare! This week, Vancouver dance/pop singer, songwriter and dancer, Tyrell Witherspoon is set to launch is sophomore EP, Scorpio.
“I am a Scorpio myself through and through,” Tyrell said as he explained how the EP was named after a reflection of what the album meant to him. “We’re a passionate and driven bunch and I think that this album reflects that not only in its creation process but in the lyrics as well.”
The eight brand-new tracks are inspired by hook-ups, break-ups, long distance relationships, and staying true to who you are regardless of the obstacles.
“When you pursue something really hard, you’re going to have more than a few people who are going to try and knock you down,” explained Tyrell. “The track ‘One’ is all about that personal struggle and I wrote it as a chance to vent a little about how I was feeling.”
The EP was a collaboration with up-and-coming Vancouver producer, Nick Bertossi. Funding for the new EP was made possible with the help of the crowd funding website, Pledge Music.
“I am so thankful for everyone who pledged to help make this a reality for me,” Tyrell said expressing his appreciation for the support. “It was amazing to have friends, family and fans involved in the process. I got to share with them the progress along the way which a lot of people may not know.”
“I can’t wait for people to hear this album,” says Tyrell. “I am so proud of the result.”
As an openly gay artist, Tyrell hopes his success will help inspire other LGBT artists.
“Yes I am openly gay but that doesn’t mean my music shouldn’t have a universal appeal,” explained Tyrell. “We all love, we all hurt. It’s all the same. I really want to make sure this album leaps over that sometimes harsh line LGBT artists can fall behind. I want to break down doors like Adam Lambert, Frank Ocean and Jake Shears did.
Scorpio is Tyrell’s second album; his first album, Just Dance With Me, debuted in 2011.