Released today, Teddy Edwards (not to be confused with the late jazz musician of the same name), has a new track called 'Tell Me How It Is’. “I wrote the song based off of some relationships I've been in with bad communication, creating frustration.” The track is moving and it fills you up with emotions, the message is relatable to people who were once in a relationship that wasn’t true. ‘Tell Me How It Is’ has beautiful cords and melodic basslines, along with soothing lyrics provided by the one and only Teddy Edwards.
‘Tell Me How It Is' is about being in a relationship when someone isn't telling you what's going on. It doesn't have to be in a romantic sense, but that was what I was particularly focused on. In this day and age, people are constantly playing hard to get and being coy; it can be overwhelming. 'Tell Me How It Is' is about being at that breaking point where you need some answers. — Teddy Edwards
Teddy just turned 18 years old but been playing music for more than 13 years. He was influenced by some of the greatest artists in the world. “For me, it wasn't a single song but the first album I received growing up, which was the #1 album by The Beatles, filled with all of their hits.” A few months ago he released his single ‘Always Be There’ which has just cleared 60K plays on SoundCloud.
“I try to listen to as much and as diverse music as I can. I think that plays a big role in my style. I draw a lot of inspiration from the Psychedelic music of the Beatles (Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Bus, White Album). In addition, I'm a big fan of Tame Impala, MGMT, The Flaming Lips–groups making nostalgic music reflective of the 70s/80s. A large part of my music is heavily influenced by R&B: artists like Miguel, Frank Ocean, Prince, Childish Gambino, Kanye. All of that combined creates my style, which is psychedelic Pop/R&B.”
He's been producing everything himself but has teamed up with Grammy-nominated mix engineer Andrew Wuepper (Bieber, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, etc.) on the mixing. In our interview with Teddy Edwards, “I've been really lucky to be working with someone as talented as Andrew. I didn't have a connection to him but got lucky when I sent his management my demos. He's been a big part of my album and is such a great mentor for me.”
Keep an ear out for this talented young artist, as he has more surprises and upcoming music up his sleeve. Teddy Edwards is a force to be reckoned with. “I'm gonna keep releasing music and hope to drop my album soon. In the meantime, I'll be getting my live show in a good place.”