A gradual ascent is bittersweet at times, but the rewards of fortitude are fruitful. Salt Lake City-based singer-songwriter Richard Tyler Epperson embraces the ups and downs of the creative process as he continues to climb his artistic mountain. His third project, the six-song Another Day EP,is set for an October 15 release.
“Music can be a hard and painful journey, as with any passion that someone might have,” expresses Epperson, who has been fascinated with music since he was a child. “There’s a lot of rejection and doubt. But what if the dream could be a reality? The dream of being able to play music for a living and write music in the middle of the day–not at 1am when you’re exhausted and have to work the next morning. To know that the only constant feeling in your soul is true. That’s the dream and that’s what’s driven Another Day.”
Even at a young age, Epperson had the gut feeling that music was his purpose. So driven to explore this art, at the age of twelve he pawned his Star Wars figures to buy a bass guitar. “I’m a big Star Wars fan and those figures were important to me, but not as much as music,” says Epperson. “I had to make a choice.”
Following that choice, he spent his formative years through early adulthood sharpening his skills and writing chops, subsequently releasing, Falling Between The Stars (2013) and Hourglass (2014).
After taking a seven-year hiatus from recording and releasing music, Epperson built an in-home studio to tackle Another Day. The hiatus years provided much inspiration in the forms of family and fatherhood, which added more colors to his artistic pallet.
Today we are pleased to join forces with Richard Tyler Epperson for the premiere of his new music video for “Tonight (Wicked Lies)”, a song where the versatile musician experimented with a DAW machine. The resulting track is a standout with dynamic percussion and electronic elements showcasing Epperson’s ability to musically stretch out into new sonic territories.
The visual is very minimalistic in its approach, but outstanding on its visuals and cinematography that’s equally intriguing and beautiful, capturing the haunting vibe of the song to perfection.