Hear “Whisper Soft And Confessional” (Rolling Stone) New Cale Tyson Song “red blooded fools” From narcissist EP Out February 1st
Cale Tyson’s muse has lead him away from country music and into a sound that lands closer to the confessional songwriting of Bright Eyes, an early influence. The result is his new EP narcissist, out February 1st.
narcissist has already been met with early praise. NPR Music says Tyson “turns away from country influences and toward Harry Nilsson, Elliott Smith and early Bright Eyes,” while the Nashville Scene says Tyson “expands on his melancholy 2018 single ‘What Doesn’t Kill You,’ which earned lots of Elliott Smith comparisons.”
Tyson’s lyrics on narcissist are incredibly vulnerable, focused on the end of a relationship, but also on the aimless anxiety that often arises in your 20’s. The lyrics on the album are razor sharp, and often Tyson points the scalpel at himself.
"The album is tied to a very specific time/feeling in my life,” says Tyson. “It feels honest - like probably too honest. Each song was written and recorded on the same day in my bedroom at my Nashville home. They’re not perfect. I like this stripped-down, raw direction because it allows me to convey exactly what I want to convey, void of any distraction. It just feels like I’m pulling my heart out of my chest and saying 'here you go.' I don’t know if it’ll speak to everyone, but it speaks to me right now. A lot. I’m still expressing myself. more brutally than ever."