Interview by: Charles Mattock of undergroundlicks.com
Q Tell us about your name and your style?
A: Well, my name Tyler Adam is simply part of my real name: Tyler Adam Flear. My style is soulful, heartfelt, and easily relatable to others. My musical influences are the likes of Lauryn Hill, Timbaland, Eryka Badu, and Brandy. As a white R&B singer I have to recognize that there will be comparisons made between myself and Justin Timberlake’s style. I would have to say that my style doesn’t fit into any category completely. I am still working on finding my style as well. It is still growing and changing as I am.
Q Why do you think you have what it takes to make it in this business?
A: I have what it takes to make it in the music industry because I am working from a real, true, heartfelt place. Music is in my very soul and my music is a reflection of that. When you put everything you are into your music, people can’t help but relate to you, and therefore want to listen.
Q What steps are you taking to make your dreams come true and what do your family and friends think about this?
A: I have been working for the past five years to really get a feel for writing and producing my own music. I’ve been perfecting my recording habits and just working on being comfortable with my voice and my songs. When they are as personal as I like to make them you are taking a chance when putting out for the public. A chance that I am capable and ready to take now.
Q What inspires you when you create and have you done any shows?
A: I am inspired by everything. I am one of those people that can find a song in anything. I keep a journal and often the things that I experience and write about on a daily basis become the subjects of my songs.
Q Once you get big and famous what artist would you like to have massage your feet on the beach and why?
A: Whoa..that is quite the question. Ah, I would have to say that I would want Brandy to be the famous artist that gives my feet a massage..and this is only because I so badly wish to have a conversation with her. She has been a huge influence in life and in music.
Q What do you feel about the quality of music today and how can others contact us for more info?
A: I find that there are quality artists out there that are being overlooked for the marketable music. I mean this new wave of artists is pretty amusing. I feel that real music is starting to make a comeback though. I find that more and more young people are seeing through the cheese and looking for the real musical talents.