If you’re a fan of either cake, glitter, or dancing on tables, you’ll love Tyson’s artsy new music videos
If you’re reading this I feel as though it’s safe to assume you are in fact a lover of cakes, glitter and table-dancing, in which case you’re in good company.
Tyson Daily Salomon, known professionally as Tyson, has got you covered. She’s the bold, unapologetic 19-year-old voice we’ve all been waiting for in music. First of all, she’s way-cooler-than-the-girl-next-door, yet approachable, endearing and down to Earth. What she sings about, you’ve probably lived, too.
The LA teen is no stranger to the music industry. She’s been pursuing her career music for just about all of her teen years. In fact, entertainment runs in her blood: her mother, EG Daily, literally raised you considering the fact that she was the voice of Tommy on the Rugrats during its run on Nickelodeon. Her sister, Hunter, is also a musician, BTW.
The thing is, Tyson may be young, but she has a firm idea of who she is and, more importantly, who she’s allowing herself to become. Her songs are about the actual shit that young people go through: going out, getting wasted, messing up, and struggling to be taken seriously.
Tyson’s music is catchy, cool and fun, but still manages to address life in an honest way: nothing the artist does is hollow, quite the contrary. Tyson’s music is an authentic representation of who she is, and she wants you to know that whatever work she puts out into the world is an honest reflection of her.
We spoke to the artist about her holding your own as a woman in music, getting f*cked up when you’re young and, of course, her amazingly hedonistic music videos which, to be frank, are artsy as fuck.
Check out the photos and exclusive interview below!
Have you always known you’ve wanted to venture into music?
Always! Since the moment I first breathed I knew I wanted to sing. Music is like my oxygen. I need it!
Do you feel like you’ve had to sacrifice a “normal” teenage experience in pursuing your music career?
Music has always been a big part of my life – my Mom and sister sing, too. It feels very natural to have spent my teens pursuing music, it’s what I always wanted to do since I was young.
What is it about music that you love the most?
What I love about music most is the freedom it gives me and the magical world it sends me into. Getting in the booth and just letting go of everything that I’m feeling and creating something out of it.
How would you describe your musical sound in three words?
Emotional, powerful, fun.
What do you want your music to say about you?
I just want it to be an honest representation of who I am. However I am perceived is okay with me, as long as when I look at it I see myself and it stays true.
What are some projects you’ve been working on lately?
I’ve been working on so many things lately! I am releasing 3 singles this summer and I recently shot music videos for each of them. The first one is “Merry Go” and then “Blurry,” which we shot at The Madonna Inn with my girl gang. Then I have another single called “Back For More,” coming out this month (be on the lookout!).
Aside from releasing a bunch of content, I’m always in sessions writing, recording and working with different producers getting my projects together.
What is “Blurry” about?
I went through a phase where I was partying a lot, to the point where it became unhealthy. Just going out again and again and the only thing everyone wanted to do is get f***ed up and how easy it is to get caught up in that. It’s a weird oxymoron, because you feel like it’s fun, but then it’s not and the only way to have fun again is to do it again.
Singing it now, though, I feel like it’s a kind of tribute to being young and having had that experience. I am happy I had it and learned from it and I think that’s what being young is all about.
What inspired the “Blurry” music video?
I wanted a chance to have my girl gang with me. The song is really fun and gets everyone singing along. We went to the Madonna Inn and basically just had a blast. We were jumping on the beds and eating cake and standing on the tables.
I wanted a sort of teenage anthem, a party we have all probably gone to or wanted to go to. I think when you are young, the world doesn’t take you seriously or give you the tools to be taken seriously and this was my reaction to that. Along with a lot of other people’s reaction too I think.
What is “Merry Go” about?
The song is about the high-highs and the low-lows of a relationship. How one moment it can be the best time of your life and then suddenly it feels like your life is over. And how just when all seems lost and everything is dark it all starts over again.
It’s the most personal of the 3 singles I am releasing this summer and I wanted to share it first because I wanted to start out with being vulnerable and talking about something that I think most of us go through but we don’t really talk about.
What inspired the “Merry Go” video?
I wanted it to be intimate and I wanted the viewer to feel like they were watching a personal moment of mine that hopefully they can relate to. The song is about the ups and downs of a romantic relationship but it’s also about the ups and downs you have with yourself. Like most girls my age or any age really, I struggle with my own insecurities and self battles. The video is my way of releasing and sharing that.
What do you look forward to, both personally and professionally?
I’m really looking forward to just keep creating and releasing content and challenging myself to grow more and more everyday into the artist I strive to be.
Any advice for young women trying to find their place in an increasingly saturated music industry?
My advice to young women trying to find their place in this crazy industry is just be you! Make the music you want to make and do what you want to do. There will be so many people that tell you to be more like this or more like that and to completely change yourself because they think there is a formula to follow, but really it’s just about being yourself and being different and true to your artistry.
It’s your art, it’s no one else’s and once you let someone make you feel like your making art for them, that’s when everything becomes saturated.
Director: Austin Simkins (Salty State)
Director of Photography: Jeff Klevins
Assistant Camera: Julian Edward
Photographer: Aldo Carrera
Stylist: Jordan Khloe
Makeup: Shannon Pezzetta
Hair: Antoine Martinez
Lighting: Dimitri Christoforidis
Vhs & Super 8: Bawwse, Aldo Carrera, Julian Edward & Austin Simkins (Salty State)
Editor & Coloring: Austin Simkins (Salty State)
Models: Frances Florence Tomei, Jenn Hart, Peyton Lina Felter, Carli Glubok