A few weeks ago we sat down with Tyler Hilton as he was on his way through Columbus for his solo acoustic tour with Dion Roy. Tyler explained the process and reasons as to why he left Warner Brothers Records to release his long-awaited album, “Forget the Storm,” independently on Hooptie Tune Records.
(Hint: it has something to do with embarrassing honesty.)
Tyler also tells us why he hates thinking about marketing, but has managed to master it over the years. Tyler has employed the idea that doing what you want is the best way to market yourself, because being disingenuous won’t cut it in this business. And good or bad, opinions have a shelf-life:
“I had to get over my own stigma with that so that I could do some of the things that I want to do” – Tyler Hilton
Watch our time with Tyler to hear how this lent itself to his casting as Elvis, how he wants to approach his future albums, what went into writing this album, and how he chose the songs that make up “Forget the Storm”.
We have a second video on the way with Tyler’s stories behind a few of the tracks on the album – so watch for that to be released very soon!