Having already captured the attention of country/rock fans with her high-energy live performances, road warrior and singer/songwriter Kasey Tyndall has finally unleashed her debut album – the ferocious Between Salvation and Survival’.
Produced by Tommy Cecil (Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Parmalee), Tyndall’s creative passion and country-rock rawness perfectly shines on the new album. From singles like “Everything is Texas” and “Bar That’s Open” to feel-good songs like “Friday Night” and the confident female jam, “Everyday Girl”, Between Salvation and Survival is a ten-song, introspection of well-crafted material that combines the beautiful, North Carolina native’s relatable lyrics and gritty vocals with hook-laden melodies and warm, Southern charm.
Tyndall has done more than one hundred shows in 2017 and shows no sign of slowing down. Her resume already includes touring with the likes of Kane Brown and Granger Smith as well as providing direct support for Parmalee on their Hotdamalama Tour.
AXS recently spoke with Kasey Tyndall about Between Salvation and Survival and more in this exclusive new interview.
AXS: How would you describe your debut album in terms of its sound?
Kasey Tyndall: It’s three-parts country, two-parts rock, a splash of redneck and a twist of rowdy, all shaken and poured over ice in a great big solo cup [laughs]. I was exposed to a lot of diverse music when I was growing up. Everything from Hank Williams Jr. and Willie Nelson to Joan Jett and AC/DC. My music lands somewhere in there.
AXS: What was the songwriting process like for Between Salvation and Survival’?
KT: The process is rarely the same twice. Sometimes it starts with a lyric idea or even a title. Other times, I’ll just sit down with other writers and we’ll talk about what’s going on in life and write a song about it. This album is very autobiographical. From the rockers like “Boots Stompin” and “Bar That’s Open” to the more sensitive songs like “Bottle & The Bible” and “Everything is Texas”. They all have elements of my personal life.
AXS: You mentioned some of the songs and I’d like to ask you about a few and get your thoughts on them. Maybe what inspired them or something else about them, starting with “Bar That’s Open.”
KT: I wrote this song with Ashley McBryde and Lainey Wilson. I remember when we first got into the writer’s room, Ashley sits a bottle of Jack Daniels down on the table and says, “All right girls, we’re gonna write a good song today.” I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised it’s a song about drinking [laughs].
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