It's an exciting time for Tyler James as he prepares to release his second album, A Place I Go, his first disc since finishing as runner up on The Voice.
Entertainmentwise sat down with Tyler for a chat about the album and his creative process. It's not the first glimpse of fame for the Londoner as he first rose to fame in 2004 when his debut single, 'Why Do I Do?', peaked at number twenty-five on the UK singles chart with an album The Unlikely Lad following later in the year.
It's only following his stand out appearance on The Voice though, that has seen Tyler's fame grow, as he reveals it took the show to unleash his inner creativity:
"Before The Voice I wasn't writing or performing for four or five years. So my album is literally the last six years of my life put into melody and lyrics, it's raw and honest, there's upbeat stuff, there's downbeat stuff, there's sad and happy stuff, so hopefully people will relate."
Tyler also spoke to us about his influences, saying that he doesn't like to listen to too much music when's recording so as not to influence his own work, but he did admit to loving "motown, Lauren Hill and Frank Ocean's new album."
With a new album comes live shows but the singer reckons he can handle anything after his TV stint:
"Nothing is as scary as The Voice, performing and being judged by the public, no gig is ever as terrifying as that. I would never do it again!"
Watch out chat in full with Tyler above and look out for A Place I Go, released October 22.