New Music Review: Jenny & Tyler a duo that delivers

Jenny and Tyler
Jenny & Tyler photo courtesy of press kit

Earlier last week while my car was in the shop for routine maintenance I had the opportunity to catch up on some new music. One duo that struck a cord with me “Jenny and Tyler.” The music brings an immediate indie vibe. The tempo, the hook, and the beat, are all very hypnotic. I began listening to the album and what would normally appear to be a never ending wait for my vehicle appeared to be the quickest hour in the shop ever. Great music often makes the time go by much quicker.

So what drew my attention the most? The lyrics. The structure of the written word in music is often one element that people overlook. However, it is the bridge that carries our emotions and allows us to connect with the music. While listening to the duo, I became fascinated with just how deep and how may topics they address on this album. Topics ranging from childbirth to death, sunsets on an airplane to holding hands on a first date, this album truly creates a visual theater of the mind. Every song on this album is strong. The duo does more than play music. They take the listener on a personal journey and give a deep true look into what makes the duo such a strong couple when they are not on stage. They do not hide behind their music. Instead, they use their music for the whole world to see just how real the relationship is between the duo. The outcome is that the relationship between the listener and the artist quickly emerges after listening to just the first song. -Dan Andrews

Here is the press release with more information about this amazing duo.

NEW YORK, NY (October 15, 2015) – Indie folk-pop husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler will release Of This I’m Sure tomorrow, October 16, 2015 through upstart record label Residence Music. The twelve-song set was produced by Gabe Scott (with the exception of one track), who has played on various albums by such artists as The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Kearney. Vast, lush and soaring at times, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep ache intertwined. Popmatters says the duo has “…a similar vocal chemistry to Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová but also a real knack for the dynamic bombast of Coldplay…”

Of This I’m Sure is representative of Jenny & Tyler’s diverse set of musical influences which are deeply rooted in the lyrically emotive stylings of such artists as Glen Hansard, Foy Vance and Laura Marling, to name a few, who have all provided sonic inspiration for the duo. The album’s first single, “Song For You,” produced by Gabe Scott and Joe Causey, is a haunting entreaty of unrequited love that begins in sparse simplicity and steadily builds to a vast crescendo of emotion.

On Of This I’m Sure, Jenny & Tyler’s vocal pairings take center stage. The songwriting chemistry that exists between them is evident as it goes back to their college days in Delaware when they first met on a bus and started backing each other up as solo performers.

Jenny & Tyler now reside in Nashville and have been touring with their two young daughters throughout the country; remaining U.S. tour dates are listed below. They also just announced that they will be playing a special show in New York at Rockwood Music Hall on November 3, 2015.

TOUR DATES:
10/21 – Buies Creek, NC @ Campbell University
10/23 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Music Warehouse Secret Show Location TBA
10/25 – Greenville, SC @ Moe Joe’s
10/30 – Washington, DC @ Ebenezers Coffeehouse
11/3 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
11/4 – Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Life
11/5 – Steubenville, OH @ The Harmonium Project
11/7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Jacob’s Well
11/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
11/12 – Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
11/13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/14 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

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