Tyde Levi hasn’t always made music, but you’d be forgiven for thinking he has. The Melbourne-based, Perth-bred artist sings with a confidence and presence well beyond his 19 years.
His debut self-titled EP introduced the world to Tyde’s smooth alt-R&B style, inspired by the likes of the acclaimed and effortlessly cool Frank Ocean and SZA. This warm and fluorescent collection of songs about love, heartbreak and adolescence were written and produced with renowned songwriter Daniel Johns and successful avant-pop due Cosmo’s Midnight. The song was accompanied by a stunning video premiered by The Fader and choreographed by Aaron Sillis, credited with working with the Rihanna, Katy Perry, FKA twigs, Justin Bieber and Kylie Minogue, to name a few. The standards were set high from the beginning for Tyde, begging the question, where to from here for the bright-eyed kid from Perth?
A year on from his EP release, Tyde Levi has returned with his new single ‘Flying So Far’. Written during his time in London with Jacob Attwooll (Tom Grennan, Olly Murs) and Jon Eyden (Måns Zelmerlöw, Benjamin Ingrosso), the track shows a darker, grittier side to Tyde, exploring decisions he’s had to make in his transition from adolescence to adulthood.
2019 also saw the debut of Tyde’s live show at Vanfest, also later supporting CXLOE, Honne, Mansionair and his brother Troye Sivan on their national tours in Australia. With more new music and shows on the horizon, all eyes will be on Tyde Levi in 2020.