NY-based, eclectic pop/rock songstress/music producer, TRISTN, releases her track, “Sky Wide Open,” from her upcoming album, January, due out September 15, 2017. The track was produced by Steve Kupillas (Oak and Ash, Brand New), and TRISTN. “Sky Wide Open” came together in a mere 22 hours. This song was originally written as a reminder for a friend — to look up every once in a while, and realize that there is an open sky everyday. January represents a new beginning: “Everyone gets a new one every year.”
After experimenting with band dynamics for a few years and jet-setting to and from Los Angeles, TRISTN returned to New York in 2016 to focus on performing and writing as a solo artist. Her musical influences range from Yellowcard, Coldplay to Skylar Gray. TRISTN’s first demo, “Remember Me,” successfully caught the attention of producer Kupillas who, along with Carbone, have worked closely with TRISTN on developing her universally appealing sound. Every song on January narrates true events in TRISTN’s life.
Her first single “Nothing to Say (Nothin’)”,produced by Kupillas and TRISTN, and co-produced by Nick Carbone (drummer for Interscope / BadBoy artist French Montana) is a witty song and conversational piece about gossip, exposing those who talk about others but are too afraid to speak face to face. During the production of this song, TRISTN brought Carbone on as co-producer, giving the song a distinct character (including the sampled chicken sounds). It was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Muse, Green Day) and showcases this emerging writer’s natural knack infectious hooks.
Sunday September 17, 2017
Josie Music Awards - Official nominee for Best Pop/Contemporary Artist Category at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN