New Music Critique: Tyra Levone

Tyra Levone 
Contact: [email protected]

Web:  tyralevone.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: R&B

Soul/R&B singer Tyra Levone has a terrific voice and is clearly a seasoned jazz and choral singer. It’s the kind of  voice that is easily able to convey the sweet love of a song like “Can’t Love You More,” which showcases the artist’s classic soul chops. “Hope”  shifts to a more modern edge with a hip-hop sound, complete with an edgy sarcasm (“Hope your life is great”) in her lyrics. We only wish her vocals were mixed better. Our favorite from this artist is “Better Place,” which is a hooky, complex, beautiful and ultimately uplifting song, with everything from neo-classical piano to jazzy fingersnaps. We especially like how Levone pushes her voice into a raspy zone among hi-hats and chimes, right up to the song’s extended piano outro.