By Vanessa B
Exciting 19-year-old Cape Town-based singer Tyler Page, shines and gets our full attention from the start with her new stunning and urgent track “kill all the heroes”, a protest against the power-hungry “elite”. “kill all the heroes” is flawlessly produced by the good people at Bad Future.
There will be hope once we push the sociopathic greedy 1% out of power and once governments realize that they are there to serve the people, not the other way around!
Tell us everything we should know about “kill all the heroes”
The song is an anthem for the youth and the 99% who have no power against the power-hungry 1%. These elites pretend to care for our futures and wellbeing and parade around like “heroes” but upon closer inspection, you will often find they don’t give a damn about us, and their only real interest is making more money and grabbing more power and control. The world would definitely be a better place without these fake “heroes”.
Was “kill all the heroes” also inspired somewhat by the events of the past year?
Absolutely. From the start of 2020 it’s been especially hard on us who are at the start of our adult lives. It’s left many with a hopeless feeling, unsure whether things will ever be ok again. Many people have to carry on pretending everything is cool, when inside we carry anxiety about an unsure future. On the other hand, the ones in power never stopped making money and the wealthiest actually became a lot wealthier whilst the majority of the middle class world was dumped into poverty and the poorest of the world got even poorer. So yeah… I guess it’s all about anger over injustice and emotions over what’s going on in the world.
More youth today are openly questioning the capitalist system and the toll it’s taking on people and the planet, and imagining alternative ways of living in harmony. Do you think there’s hope for things changing for the better any time soon?
There will be hope once we push the sociopathic greedy 1% out of power and once governments realize that they are there to serve the people, not the other way around! We have to demand that these people act with a conscience.
Describe your sound in 5 words
Indie pop, catchy and mesmerizing.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family. My parents and my brother are my stability, they are my biggest supporters and they will do anything for me. They are my best friends and they never cease to put a smile on my face and make me laugh till I pass out. So definitely spending time with them is my absolute favourite thing to do.
Describe your fashion style in 5 words
Edgy, comfy, minimalistic and neutral.
Who are some of your biggest influences?
My biggest influences in music would definitely be Tate McRae, Giveon, Billie Eilish. I also love Frank Ocean, I listen to him a lot. I just really love music that I can relate to and music that I can feel and connect with.
Who are you listening to these days?
I listen to a lot of different music. Every day I feel for a different vibe. One day it would be Billie Eilish, Labrinth or Frank Ocean and the next day it would be The Weeknd and Russ. I love all kinds of music, it just depends on what mood I’m in.
What was it like working with Paul Galaand his wife Mia’s Bad Future?
Working with Bad Future was the best decision I could’ve made so far in my life. Paul Gala and his wife Mia are the most amazing people and they’ve become family to me. They really bring out the best side of me and they are so amazing to work with. There’s never a dull moment in the studio with Paul – we are forever laughing and it’s just so much fun working with the two of them. I definitely feel so blessed to be a part of their team and I will forever be grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
My plans for the rest of the year would definitely progress in my music and turn it into something that I can carry with me for many more years to come.
And hopefully, do some local performances. Definitely release more songs. Touring internationally is the ultimate goal, but we will have to see what happens in our country and in the world.