Tyler Shaw is a multi-platinum-selling artist, songwriter, music producer, and is a self-published songwriter at CMRRA under Aisle 13 Inc. His music has been nominated for multiple JUNO Awards, and he has opened for massive international artists, including Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara, and toured with Selena Gomez. Tyler’s viral rendition of GAYLE`s No. 1 hit “abcdefu.” “Love You Still” (abcdefu Romantic Version) amassed billions of views and received global certifications.
What’s your favorite part of the songwriting process?
There is definitely a science to a successful songwriting session, but it always varies for me, and I gather inspiration from all different places. I really enjoy collaboration and starting with a seed of an idea that others can connect to or contribute to and letting it grow, naturally. It’s all about catching a flow in this environment, sometimes with complete strangers. It’s this special experience, guised in a complicated challenge. When an idea begins to take shape, there’s something so rewarding because the adrenaline gets pumping and something out of body really takes over. That’s art.
What’s your biggest session highlight so far?
There’s one song in particular I wrote recently, which will likely come out next year from my future album. The song is called “Clairvoyant.”. That was the perfect recipe of collaboration. Good vibes and trust in a writing environment is so important. With this song, it was such a departure from my traditional pop sound, and it felt rewarding to be challenged but inspired all in the same session. I find a session is memorable when everyone vibes right and is on the same wave with the vision. Trust is built, and it almost becomes a therapy session. This was one of those sessions.
How much do current market and track trends impact your creative process?
I tend not to pay attention to current trends in music so I can’t say that it has entirely an impact on my creative process. To some degree, I am listening to radio and streaming services for new releases, but generally I don’t follow trends. I really follow what my soul feels and gravitates to and trust my intuition on those leads. I don’t fight it because those feelings arise for a reason. By the time you chase a trend and turn over your art, the world has already moved onto the next trend so, for me, it doesn’t seem worth it to track trends.
To learn more about Tyler Shaw, visit tylershawmusic.com.