Himself revealed by winning a singing competition, Tyler Shaw knows very well what Suzie, Josiane, Michaela and Flora are going through a few hours before the final of The voice. Her advice for the future winner? ” You have to work. And strong. Because it is after the victory that everything is played, ”says the Canadian singer.
For Tyler Shaw, it was the MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Contest that served as a springboard to launch his career in 2012. The rest, we all know: barely a few months later, its success Kiss goodnight saturated radio waves across the country.
A new pop star was born. And this title, he has successfully defended it since, especially with the ballad With You, viewed over 30 million times on YouTube.
In short, he admits to being in a good position to understand the reality of the finalists of The voice, whom he will meet tomorrow night behind the scenes of the show.
“It’s a very intense moment for them. I hope the sanitary measures will allow me to have a conversation with them. The important thing is to stake hard and, above all, to believe in themselves. It’s much easier said than done, especially when you’re starting out in the industry, ”he says on the phone.
In bilingual version
But, of course, Tyler Shaw was not dispatched to the set of The voice simply to provide advice to the four finalists. The singer will therefore come to present for the very first time the bilingual version of his success. Remember, which he will perform for the occasion alongside the four aspirants to victory.
The “official” version, recorded as a duet with Francesco’s Lili-Ann (also revealed to The voice, but in 2015), will be launched on digital platforms at the same time. And it is Tyler Shaw himself who selected the young Quebecer to join his voice to his.
“I discovered her on social media a few years ago and immediately liked what she was doing. When the time came to make a new version of Remember, I remembered her telling myself that she had the vibe perfect for the project, ”he explains.
Finally on stage
And even if it is only a performance of a few minutes given in front of a handful of spectators, Tyler Shaw admits to being feverish at the idea of going on a so-called regular stage tomorrow night. Kept away from the boards since last February, the singer has had only one opportunity to untie his vocal cords in front of an audience: a concert given in a drive-in during the summer. A “special” experience, according to him. “It was good to be able to sing in front of people… but it’s still very strange to put on a show in front of cars honking in applause,” he laughs.
“I can’t wait to be able to find a live audience, to see their faces and their smiles,” he adds.
Tyler Shaw hopes to be able to hit the road again in the coming months, in time for the release of his third album. Fans will have to wait until 2021 to get it, but a second extract will set the table soon.
The singer is also thinking of offering a bilingual version, like Remember.
“Quebec has been very good for me. It’s kind of my way of recognizing and thanking them, ”he says.
Will the singer one day push the note in the language of Molière himself? Everything leads to believe that yes, if only by the few words delivered in a French much more than correct pronounced by Tyler Shaw in interview with The newspaper.
“I think about it more and more. I love your language, but I can’t pronounce it well enough for my taste. If I ever sing in French one day, I want it to be perfect, ”he confides.