This week's slice of "Albums That Changed My Life" goodness comes from Issues vocalist Tyler Carter!
The band will be heading out on tour early next year with Silvestein across the country, in support of their awesome new "Black Diamonds". All dates and ticket information can be found here. You can also read our 4/5 review of the new EP here.
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Growing up I always knew I wanted to play music. I wanted to sing, but genres never differed to me. Music was all amazing to me and each style had a connection to a different emotion. The first album I fell in love with was Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender." I loved how much soul Elvis had and how rebellious he was when it came to his rock n roll side. He wasn't afraid to take risks, that's when I knew I'd always have a rock side and a soulful side.
Growing up in the south it was inevitable that country music would be part of who I am and country music bares so much truth, that's why Keith Urban's "Be Here" had a big impact.
The Distillers - Coral Fang
The album that changed my life was The Distillers' "Coral Fang". Middle school was the time I started testing myself with more athletics and different instruments, and of course skateboarding so my taste got heavier and more upbeat by the year. This album has and always be my anthem!
When I got more into hardcore music I thought that metal or screamo would never speak to me but Emery's "The Question" became one of the most impacting and favorite albums to date!
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
My present has become more involved with color and passion which is why I love to sing RnB music. I've always listened to Usher and Craig David and love swift quick soul singers but my most recent favorite album to listen to is Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange". It's so different and it speaks to me, it'll be one of my favorites for life.