Exclusive: Blues Rocker Tyler Boone and Americana Duo Finnegan Bell Team Up for "Moving On"
We’re no strangers to Tyler Boone’s electric magic. We’ve been covering the blues rocker’s searing anthems for years now as he makes his way back and forth between his Charleston roots and adopted Nashville home. Today, we’re stoked to exclusively premiere Tyler’s latest music video for “Moving On.”
Tyler had written “Moving On” last year and apparently knew since then that Americana duo Finnegan Bell were bound to add their talents to the mix. “When making this single, I knew it would be one of the few on the upcoming EP Jealousy (releasing in early 2019) with some kind of hook in the chorus, so I called my good buds in Finnegan Bell [to see] if they would be interested in singing some harmonies on it,” Tyler tells us. “With our upcoming ‘Hallelujah’ release on December 14, I figured it would be even cooler to have them on a rock tune as well.”
Accompanied by Warren Bazemore and Shane Williams of Finnegan Bell on backing harmonies, George Baerreis on bass and keys, JR Spencer on guitars, Eric Rickert on drums (and overall production), and Ross Bogan on keys, Tyler had plenty of badass talent to amplify his own musical prowess with his signature quivering vocals and raging rock guitar. The video accompaniment to the track, directed by Dries Vandenberg of beloved Charleston band Susto, features Tyler in his element — singing in a pair of slick shades and strolling through his dreamy, breezy world.
“Moving On” opens with a powerful surge of guitar as hard-hitting percussion — steady and unrelenting — backs the buzz of distortion. Tyler’s voice is a classic droning hum flavored by a bluesy edge, lapping at the waves of thick rock rhythms. The harmonies from Finnegan Bell float quietly, bolstering Tyler’s delivery with a hint of extra flair, snappy echoes hiding behind searing guitar solos and percussion fueled by the desire to rock. Nothing moves slowly here or even bothers to take its time at all. It’s what we’ve come to know, love, and expect from Tyler Boone — a quick-paced blues-rock track weighed down at the end with a wild smash of robust rock treatment.