Tyler Medeiros is a singer, songwriter and dancer from Toronto in Canada. Tyler is currently touring with Flo-Rida and Pitbull and despite his incredibly hectic schedule we were delighted when he agreed to complete an in-depth feature interview with Essential Pop. Read on to find out about Tyler’s musical influences, what his current career highlights have been and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
Real edgy pop.
Q: What is your musical background?
I was lucky enough to be discovered at a young age so I was really in the studio by artists I love and respect.
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
Hectic! I’ve been busy getting ready for touring and my album but its been a dream come true.
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Rihanna, Chris Brown, Usher, Ne-Yo, The Dream, The Weeknd, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Michael Jackson and anyone who is making good music!
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
I would love to collaborate with Chris Brown because I think he is incredibly talented.
Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to everything but I’ve been really loving Kid Cudi “Pillow Talk,” Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” and “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida.
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
I like to hear the beat first and then vibe off the beat. The rest comes from that.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
Both! You can’t make a great song without them.
Q: Where are you based?
I’m based out of Toronto, CA.
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
It’s great! I think it’s the best city in the world, come visit me.
Q: What are you currently working on?
Finishing up my debut album and preparing to release my debut US single “Radio” ft. Flo Rida. I am also currently on tour with Flo and Pitbull.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
I would have to say performing at Summer Rush and working with Flo!
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?
I’d like to see my album released and have my own tour. I also want to make music the fans love.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Well right now I’m on tour with Flo Rida and Pitbull, we have a show coming up in Toronto I cant wait for.
Q: What do you do to relax?
I like to listen to music, take a bubble bath..I like to work on my music to relax.
Q: Where would your favorite holiday (vacation) be and why?
The Bahamas. I’ve never been but it looks amazing.
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?
Always be real and work really hard. If you can accomplish that, things will work out.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
I love my fans and thank them for everything.
Editor’s Note: Tyler Medeiros has everything in place to enjoy a long and prolific career. His great array of tracks, charisma and technical ability will surely ensure that he will be in the spotlight for some time to come.
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