December 06, 2022

Tyler Posey Makes Solo Debut With ‘Shut Up’

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Tyler Posey is certainly no stranger to pop-punk. Previously, he’s dropped songs with his band Five North. Now, he’s showing the world he is really good at this on his own. His debut solo single, ‘Shut Up,’ will be hard to keep out of your head.

Tyler Posey Proves He’s More Than Just an Actor

Over the years, Posey has forged a career both on and off-screen. Following his time on MTV‘s hit show Teen Wolf, Posey became the vocalist and guitarist for the pop-punk band PVMNTS. Then, after parting ways with the project in 2019, he went on to form Five North. Last year, the band released their debut full-length album Scumbag which included 8 songs. It features hits such as ‘This Mess,’ ‘Homesick’ and ‘Happier Now.’

Now, Posey is stepping out on his own for a new solo project. Last month, he told Alternative Press that he’s releasing all of his new music under his solo project going forward. As well, he teased that a collab with Phem and Travis Barker was on the way.

“I used to have a band, Five North, but I’m going to start releasing music under my name,” he says. “I’ve got 14 songs recorded that I’m going to split into two seven-track EPs.”  Along with Phem and Travis Barker, Posey also reunited with John Feldmann, who produced Five North’s debut LP, for his first solo single ‘Shut Up.’

‘Shut Up’ Was Made During the Pandemic

This project was an outcome of the pandemic. While stuck at home, Posey began exploring the deep-rooted anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma that manifested into both drug and alcohol abuse. “I’ve experimented with different things since I was a kid, then took a break,” Posey says of his past drug use. “As soon as quarantine really hit, I was in a weird place. I didn’t have anything else to do.”

He also talked about how special this song is for him, and how it came to life. “From start to finish, this song really did feel like something special,” Posey says. “I wrote the verses on a trip in an RV with my dogs and my friend and felt like it was progressing so naturally in a perfect way. Took those bones to John Feldmann and Phem and when she went into the vocal booth to record her vocals, I was so stoked. I had been wanting her on a track but was too nervous to ask. It was an emotional session and then finally to get Travis to play drums on it is just literally a dream come true. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”

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