'Audible Paintings' with Tyler Smilo's Album Release at Scotty's
Local singer-songwriter Tyler Smilo is set to release his third full-length
Friday, Mar. 2
"Organic" is the word Tyler Smilo chooses to describe his music for those who may not have heard it yet, and it's a word that pairs well with most of what he has to say about his upcoming LP. The local singer-songwriter is set to release his third full-length, The Painter, on March 2nd, and coinciding with it is a record release show at Scotty's Martini Lounge. For those who may need more than one word to comprehend Smilo's abilities: a trail of raw, unfiltered, and above all, honest, folk music lines the artist's past projects.
"I'm a painter by trade; there is art that I've made, but these canvases are blank and that's how they'll stay," sings Smilo in one of The Painter's standout tracks. Smilo has decided to refer to these songs as "audible paintings."
"I believe my intended delivery is coming through more and more these days," says Smilo. "Everything I write is very open and natural for me. It's like I'm painting a self portrait through sounds. I like making music that provokes [thought] in the listener. I enjoy mind-numbing music, but it's just not what I make." In Smilo's words, it's easy to see where the album's title came from, and in the music itself, it's easy to hear the origin of words like "organic" and "honest."
The Painter follows Smilo's 2015 album, Dust in the Grave. A humble speaker when asked about his music, Smilo simply seems glad he's able to play at all.
"I just want to thank people for listening," Smilo says. "I'm glad it moves people. [I'm] truly blessed." — Aaron Mook
9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. // 301 German St. // 21+