2019 has been a big year of live performances for Tyne James Organ. With slots at Splendour In The Grass and Lime Cordiale’s The Squeeze Festival, he has been covering a lot of space and playing a lot of shows with Mallrat as well as some of his own headline ones. With only a string of singles online, the Sydney singer-songwriter is finally releasing his debut EP and showing many different sides to his growing artistry.
‘Persevere’ is a strong collection of five tracks that introduces Tyne to listeners in a raw and organic way. The angsty ‘Something New’, the nostalgic ‘Graceful’ and the soulful ‘Watch You Go’ are songs his fans are already well acquainted with and immediately shows an impressive range in captivating emotions. He knows how to articulate his feelings and emotions in a very beautiful and organic way. With these songs already being released the art of surprise is lacking on this EP with only two new tracks.
‘I’ll Get By’ is a soulful rock track that isn’t aggressive but it’s not completely stripped back either. Theres a real layer of vulnerability that hears him holding onto love and creates a really moving and cinematic highlight. “I won’t stop believing theres a place that I’ve been dreaming of, where we can find each other in due time”.
On the other end of the scale, ’Say No More’ is a stripped back track that is just guitar strumming with the soothing accompaniment of simple strings. There’s a lot of emotion in this one too that anyone that feels a little damaged can take solace in. “I don’t want to hear another lie spoken. And I don’t feel because everything is broken”.
These two new songs are super strong in their own right and show a growth in where his sound and direction is heading towards. However I wish we got to hear more new songs as it would be interesting to hear how well aligned they are with the material he’s currently writing as I feel these songs have probably been in the vault for a little while.
Buy/stream ‘Persevere’ HERE; https://Tyne-JamesOrgan.lnk.to/Persevere
Tyne James Organ Australian Tour
Friday 11 October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 12 October – Howler, Melbourne
Friday 18 October – Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth
Friday 25 October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 26 October – Hidden Lanes Festival, Brisbane