Tyler Kershaw has created music beneath the moniker Funeral Advantage over the past six years, and the Massachusetts native has constructed a loyal fan base along with his sincere lyrics and dreamy manufacturing. But as he started making his newest album, Nectarine -- premiering on Billboard in the present day (Feb. 21) -- Kershaw realized that being so susceptible was really taking a toll on him.
“I used to be having a tough time referring to my earlier output," the singer says in a press release. "I needed to make artwork about issues aside from myself and my experiences."
The results of that revelation was a group of seven songs the place Kershaw performed narrator moderately than the lead character. Nectarine is targeted on the concept of balancing a mentally sound private life and the facade folks oftentimes placed on for others, soundtracked by ethereal melodies and shiny beats paying homage to '80s power-pop.
Though Kershaw's voice continues to be hauntingly subdued amid Nectarine's echoing manufacturing, every music is noticeably extra upbeat than Funeral Advantage's previous materials: tracks resembling "Black House" and "Take Me Down" comply with within the danceable footsteps of the album's lead single "Peach Nectarine," and even the extra downtempo moments like "Bad Magnet" introduce heavier electrical guitar than previous Funeral Advantage tunes. The album's optimistic sound mirrors the change Kershaw was seeking to make along with his new strategy, which in flip resulted in an evolution for Funeral Advantage as a complete.
"As the listener, I don't assume anybody cared in addition to me what the songs have been really about," he suggests. "But the tip outcome [of Nectarine] ended up popping out sounding peculiar to me, simply because of the approach I framed what I used to be writing about. This album, directly, sounds each very very like a Funeral Advantage album, and likewise nothing like a Funeral Advantage album to me."
Kershaw enlisted good pals to assist file and provides suggestions on Nectarine, which he says has helped Funeral Advantage evolve into one thing he by no means thought it might. "The sounds on this album illustrate that development completely," he provides. "I hear again on these songs and listen to one thing price returning to."
Nectarine is formally accessible tomorrow (Feb. 22) on Sleep Well Records, however you may get a primary hear on Billboard under.