We had the good fortune of connecting with Tyler Bank and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tyler, why did you pursue a creative career?
Because I want to connect with people through my art the same way it has connected with me. As a listener, music has been there for me no matter what I’m going through or looking forward to. From my awkward teenage years to my awkward adult years that I’m in now. As an artist and songwriter, I have had moments where I’ve seen my music impact others. There is nothing quite like it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have a song that dropped on January 13 called Looking Forward to Looking Back! I am proud of that song and the message it presents. I also released a song last September called That’s How We Grew Up about my time at Penn State. I really pride myself on being honest yet hopeful in my music, while also placing a high value on the craft itself. In addition to writing for my own projects, I love helping other artists tell their stories. Some of my favorite songs I’ve been apart of were released by (or hopefully will be released by!) some of my favorite artists in the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to The Listening Room so they could see a writers’ round! That’s when writers in town play the songs they’re most proud of. The Listening Room is a great venue (one of my favorite places I’ve played!) to really feel inspired by the magic of Nashville. Then a Titans’ game and a Preds’ game because I’m all about sports. And my best friend better be too!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes, my community of collaborators in Nashville. They are some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. Before I moved here, I mostly wrote on my own. Now I mostly co-write. That’s because I’ve found a group of writers that are not only talented but also humble enough to let me write with them. I’ve learned so much just by being in the room with people I admire, and I think we’ve made some magic as a result!