Tyler Posey is a person of many abilities. He flexed his performing chops on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” for years and continued to impress audiences along with his performances in 2018’s “Reality or Dare” and 2020’s “Alone.” However that is not all. He is additionally a talented musician, performing in bands Misplaced in Kostko, PVMNTS and 5 North. Now, Posey is lastly making his solo debut along with his groundbreaking and closely private EP, “Medicine.”
Posey wrote the EP as a doc of his journey with sobriety, therefore the title. It dives into his many struggles and triumphs, displaying each aspect of Posey’s expertise. We sat down with Posey to debate his debut EP and his upcoming tour opening for Mod Sun. Check out our interview and keep tuned for our prolonged characteristic with Posey coming to journal stands later this yr.
Inform us what impressed you to make this EP?
This began out as some other album with my band 5 North, then midway by way of this EP, I made a decision to go solo. This EP carries loads of weight: one as a result of it is my first solo launch, but in addition due to the that means behind it.
It is known as “Medicine” and it is about me changing into sober, coping with sobriety, coping with melancholy for the primary time with out [choosing to] flip to a substance to abuse and coping with lacking getting fucked up. It is also about beginning this new life and realizing there’s this model new, lovely world that is higher than being excessive all the time.
There’s only a lot behind this EP and I did not go into it with this concept. I wasn’t like, “We will write an album about being sober.” I obtained sober after the primary two songs had been recorded and John Feldmann ( of Goldfinger and Head of A&R for Posey’s label, Large Noise Music Group) was somebody who I leaned on. I used to be like, “Dude, I feel I need assistance. I’ve an issue.” It was laborious to confess at first and we did not plan on writing songs about sobriety both. That is simply what’s was taking place and what was prevalent in each of our lives on the time.
Which songs on the EP particularly tie in to your journey with sobriety?
There is a track known as “Previous Life,” which could be very cathartic and tells you the entire story as to how I began getting fucked up, then how my life is healthier exterior of getting fucked up. It goes “I really feel fucking all the pieces and I would not commerce it for something,” so it’s extremely uplifting. Not solely does it say, “Sobriety is superior,” it exhibits you why I began getting addicted and what I used to be making an attempt to coverup or run away from.
There’s one other track known as “Do not Attempt to Repair Me,” which exhibits my household’s historical past of drug abuse. It is about my older brother, I do not hear from him quite a bit and he is presently an addict. I simply tried to inform the entire story of what is going on on in my life, how I obtained so far and why it is so prevalent. After I wrote that track, I instructed [John] Feldmann, “Hey, I simply had this bizarre factor occur with my brother and I have not talked to him in a short time.” Then we simply began scripting this track.
You may be performing this EP on Mod Sun’s “Web Killed the Rockstar” tour. What is going to this tour appear to be for you?
It is one thing I am actually excited for. I simply performed my first present sober at Lollapalooza, however I’ve by no means been sober on tour earlier than. I am excited to get near my Large Noise household and to simply open up. Usually once I’m on tour I’ve headlined and there is loads of added strain. Now I simply get to point out up, play a few badass punk rock songs and simply go away the stage.