We’ve been talking about it for months now, and the day is finally here! Tycho has finally released his fifth studio album.
The new eight-track LP Weather features three lead singles from the past few weeks, “Easy,” “Pink + Blue,” and “Japan.” It’s been almost three years since Tycho’s last album Epoch, hit streaming services. Weather features Los Angeles singer and songwriter Saint Sinner throughout the album. Tycho shared with us some of the inspiration behind Weather and working so well with Saint Sinner.
“When setting out to record WEATHER I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice… It has been inspiring working with [Saint Sinner’s] voice and hearing Tycho evolve into something that I had always hoped it someday would. My philosophy in life is that when you see a path clearly laid out you must follow it to see where it leads. As an artist, you have to continuously challenge yourself and evolve to make genuine artistic statements. Looking back it’s clear that every step of the past 18 years has led to this moment and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
– Scott Hansen (Tycho)
This is a stark difference in the approach and direction we have seen from Tycho in the past. Up until late 2017, Tycho was strictly instrumental, only releasing one single, “See,” with any sort of vocals. Weather features five singles with vocals, something old Tycho fans might love or hate, depending on how you look at the growth of the project.
Away from the organic collaborations with Saint Sinner, Weather still features three instrumental tracks, “Easy,” “Into The Woods” and “Weather.” Instrumental versions of “Japan” and “Pink + Blue” are also available.