Tyler Sjöström’s gritty vocals and vintage arrangements have reverberated from the Chicago music scene since the release of his freshman EP, What We Say We Are, at the end of 2014. Following his debut, rooted in Americana and Folk, Tyler’s track “Red River” was given EDM treatment with collaborator Chris Meid, and signed as a single with Warner Music. Following was a slew of collaborations from across the globe resulting in tens of millions of streams on Spotify alone. Since, Sjöström has taken his new role as Singer-Songwriter to heart, working with DJs and producers around the world developing a taste and adeptness for topline writing, studio work, and live performance.
As a multi-instrumentalist and avid songwriter, Tyler finds his niche in spanning the genres, and in terms of music, he is keen on distinguishing himself as a “jack of all trades”. Equipped with an honest and thunderous voice his live performance has been described as “bone-rattling”. He’s shared the stage with Judah and The Lion, Joseph, The Mighty Oaks, The Secret Sisters, Corey Kilgannon–to name a few.
With studio work nearly done for a new album and several collaborative tracks in the works, 2020 is looking prosperous for Tyler Sjöström.
“The whistle on “Make It Right” by FDVM [written and performed by Tyler Sjostrom] is infectious. It works its way slowly into your ear, and before you realize it you’re whistling along with it in your head, with your mind.”
– Cyrus Pavel, Indieshuffle
“…I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘Red River’ ends up being a massive hit in Europe!”
– Tyler Trew, YourEDM.com
“It was such a delight to master this project. It’s been one of the albums I’ve been driving around in my car with lately… the only place I actually listen without turning knobs!”
– Reuben Cohen, Mastering Engineer (Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars)
“Sjöström is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, harmonium, and glockenspiel while also attending to the lead vocals… [he] makes accessible folk music that flirts with bluegrass and Americana… The songwriting is exceptional throughout and usually comes coated in a decent amount of melancholy and nostalgia… Sjöström has an undeniable talent and What We Say We Are is a testament to that…”
– Jamie Funk from The Equal Ground, TheEqualGround.com