Indie folk-pop husband and wife duo Jenny & Tyler sign with upstart record label Residence Music and will team up to release Of This I’m Sure on October 16, 2015. The twelve-song set was produced by Gabe Scott (with the exception of one track), who has played on various albums by such artists as The Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Kearney. Vast, lush and soaring at times, their easy voices blend in harmonies that suggest a deep hope and a deep ache intertwined.
Of This I’m Sure is representative of Jenny & Tyler’s diverse set of musical influences which are deeply rooted in the lyrically emotive stylings of such artists as Glen Hansard, Foy Vance and Laura Marling who have all provided sonic inspiration for the duo. The album’s first single, “Song For You,” produced by Gabe Scott and Joe Causey, is a haunting entreaty of unrequited love that begins in sparse simplicity and steadily builds to a vast crescendo of emotion. The track can be heard today exclusively on Popmatters (Listen HERE) who says of the track, “With a similar vocal chemistry to Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová but also a real knack for the dynamic bombast of Coldplay…”and will go to AAA radio on September 21, 2015.
Of the signing, Andrew Lambeth, Manager, Artist Development Residence Music says, “We are excited for the launch of Residence Music and to partner with Jenny & Tyler on the release of Of This I’m Sure. In our high-risk industry, the push to have a blockbuster can hurt the real growth of talented artists. With Residence Music, our goal is to partner with artists such as Jenny & Tyler who have a clear vision of what they want to do with their music and our hope is to build careers over time rather than swinging for the fences. These artists make their music with a powerful purpose, and with that same purpose we know we can grow sustainable careers. ”
“We’ve been doing music independently for years and didn’t know if it would ever make sense to sign with a label,” says Tyler. “But the people who started Residence Music have an artistic vision that matches up perfectly with our own. They want to make music without boundaries, and that’s what we’re all about too. It seemed like a perfect fit.” Jenny adds, “They’re taking artists that don’t fit in a box and trying to help them flourish. We trust the people at the label and believe that they can take our vision as artists, and help translate it into something even bigger.”
Pre-orders for Of This I’m Sure begins September 18, 2015. “Song For You” and “Walk With You” will be available as instant grat tracks on Amazon & iTunes and as stand alone singles through all other outlets.
Though Jenny & Tyler agree that their previous indie release, Faint Not, is the one that really marked the beginning of their careers, they both see their official label debut with Residence Music as a huge step forward. On Of This I’m Sure, Jenny & Tyler’s vocal pairings take center stage. While the songwriting chemistry that exists between them is evident, it goes back to their college days when they first met on a bus and started backing each other up as solo performers.
Jenny & Tyler, who moved to Nashville from Delaware, have already won a dedicated following of fan-friends on tour by crisscrossing the country. They will take their new songs on the road beginning September 25, 2015 in Nashville.
Residence Music is distributed by Caroline Distribution (a division of Universal Music) who will handle all retail and online music distribution to the marketplace.
9/25 – Nashville, TN @ SoulShine
9/26 – Chattanooga, TN @ Camp House
9/27 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
10/2 – Naperville, IL @ The Union at Naperville University
10/3 – Upland, IN @ Taylor University
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Northwestern University
10/8 – Marshfield, WI @ Vox
10/10 – Green Bay, WI @ Cup O Joy
10/11 – Ames, IA @ Zeke’s
10/21 – Buies Creek, NC @ Campbell University
10/23 – Knoxville, TN @ Johnson University
10/25 – Greenville, SC @ Moe Joe’s
10/30 – Washington, DC @ Ebenezers Coffeehouse
11/4 – Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Life
11/5 – Steubenville, OH @ The Harmonium Project
11/7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Jacob’s Well
11/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
11/12 – Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
11/13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/14 – Austin, TX @ The Parish