narcissist EP From “Superlative Songwriter” (Nashville Scene) Cale Tyson Out Today
Nashville singer and songwriter Cale Tyson’s new narcissist EP is out today. It’s a gorgeous collection of razor sharp, dangerously honest songs.
Recorded in three days in the bedroom of his home in Nashville, the EP is a departure for Tyson. It’s sonically stripped down, with sparse instrumentation that shines a light on Tyson’s incredibly vulnerable lyrics. The songs on narcissist are focused on the end of a relationship, but also on the aimless anxiety that often arises in your 20’s. The lyrics are razor sharp, and often Tyson points the scalpel at himself.
Here’s what we’ve been hearing:
“A look at anxiety and depression from the inside that conjured other songwriting heroes like Elliot Smith and Conor Oberst.”
“Turns away from country influences and toward Harry Nilsson, Elliott Smith and early Bright Eyes.”
“This bedroom recording trades the old-world twang of Cale Tyson’s past for something more evocative of Elliott Smith’s dark, depressed ballads...most striking selling point is its ability to make loneliness sound lovely.”