Updates From The Road
This past October, I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting the amazing band, Echo V at Phoenix Rainbow Festival 2018. After meeting at the festival, we kept in touch. When I launched my music, career, Echo V was a huge inspiration behind me having the strength and courage to put myself out there.
As Americas first openly gay boy band, Echo V has put them self out there for a lot of criticism, but they've also opened themselves up for a lot of love. Their strength, hope, and courage that they spread through their lives was one of the inspirations that helped give me the extra push to finally bit the bullet and become serious about my music career.
So, you can image my surprise and excitement, when I was contacted by Echo V to see if I would perform with them. My excitement began to build even more when I found out that the show would be right here in Phoenix at Pride. From there I was booked to perform with Echo V on the main stage at Phoenix Pride 2019!
Being at Pride was an amazing day, and the performance was so much fun. It was an amazing day, hanging out with the band, exploring the festival, and then doing what I love up on stage.
As someone who has struggled with accepting my sexuality and who I am throughout the years, being on a stage like this and spreading the message of my music was a huge opportunity that I am forever grateful for.
The message I hope to spread to not only the LGBTQ+ community, but to everybody out there is that it's ok to not be ok, but it's not ok to stay that way, and as we go on this journey of like together I hope that we can find a little bit of respite, peace, and understanding through my music.
You can catch me and Echo V on stage on my Youtube channel by clicking here.
You can find out more about Echo V and their music by visiting their website here.
Going Home - Chicago/Northwest Indiana
The past two weeks I was able to spend some time back in my hometown of Lake Station, Indiana. While there, I got to spend Easter with my family, catch up with old friends, as well as share some of my music.
One of my favorite venues, One Best Life @ Tinkers Attic, in Highland, Indiana hosts an open mic every Saturday night which I was able to attend and collaborate and connect with numerous local artists, and old friends.
The music side of things culminated with my hometown show on Friday, April 29th. I played all of the songs from my upcoming album as well as sharing my story and the journey that I've been on the past few years. The show was a success and I had a great time hanging out with everyone in attendance.
The upcoming album will be an emotional one for me. The past year of my life has been a journey. One will a lot of peaks and valleys. You will see a lot of that reflected in these songs. My upcoming single, Relapse, highlights what really set up this journey with my mental health deteriorating and me choosing to return back to my old harmful ways, but more on that later.
I'm currently in the studio working on new material (ps you can get all kinds of behind the scenes footage and content in the studio and in my life as well as help support me in the studio on Patreon by going here). My upcoming album, Undone Wonderer I hope to share with you guys soon and I can't wait to hear what you guys think.
In the meantime, let's continue to go on this journey together. A journey of ups and downs. One of victories of defeats. One that may be hard at times, but that together we can get through.
-Tyler Burns Official