Musician Tye Platinum has just released his first single in two years, MAYBE.
Growing up in Cape Town, Tye had a huge passion for music and discover an innate understanding for harmony, song writing and the different styles and genres of music.
For over a decade, Tye has worked both behind the scenes, writing for other South African musicians, including DJ Euphonik, and he has performed on stage with various local music groups.
He rose to fame as a finalist on The Voice SA in 2019 when he traded his behind the scene songwriter work for the spotlight. After which, he released his debut music single, ‘That’s Why I Love You’, in 2020.
His second single ‘Maybe’ “…speaks about the emotional unrest of not knowing where you stand with someone you deem as special, This song was written as an attempt at closing a chapter of my life that I kept on reliving,” explains Tye.
His team consisted of co-authors Devon Van Rooi and Charl Smidt who helped Tye bring this story to life, bassist Kurt Randall and Keanu Harker on lead guitar. The rest of the music was split between himself and co-producer and engineer Shaggy.
We spoke to Tye about his music journey from a cappella singer to songwriter to solo artist. This in depth interview gives an incredible insight into the workings of this talented musician and holds some valuable lessons for aspiring artists.
Listen to the full interview here:
MAYBE is now available on all major digital music outlets.
Watch/ listen to the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXtOVfFu3gM
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