The Tisburys | photo by Dylan Eddinger | courtesy of the artist
The Tisburys switch it up on their new single “Tear Us Apart”
A sharp departure from their usual road-worn Americana, The Tisburys‘ new single “Tear Us Apart” is a synth-heavy hidden gem. The follow-up to 2020’s Sun Goes Down is less folky and more shimmer-pop oriented, featuring backup vocals from August Greenberg, who performs with many members of The Tisburys as the frontperson of fellow Philadelphia band Riverby.
An instant burst of energy, “Tear Us Apart” is bright and balmy. Despite the change in style, Tyler Asay’s highly detailed songwriting style maintains the same. His vivid imagery of sneaking out of bars, dancing under the moonlight, and Saturday nights in the Cascade Highlands paint elaborate pictures you can practically see.
Going as far as to mention the specific bands that soundtracked the romance he’s singing about, it’s easy to imagine the love story unfolding. With the same mentality of better-to-have-loved-and-lost, even the inevitable break-up doesn’t dull his optimism. Over a springy beat, Asay urges, “you keep a piece of the wreckage in your heart / and leave the rest of the carnage in the sun.” Keeping the good times and letting go of the pain of the past, Asay is relentless in the quest for true love.