It’s rare, but sometimes a single word can be a declaration and a chorus all at once. The amens that warmly and definitively close the vignettes of young men, young girls, priests, old men and others throughout ‘Young Men’ by Tyler Lyle serve just such a duel purpose, and do so stunningly. It’s a short, simple word, sure, but the sincerity and assurance with which it’s used is striking and perfect. It’s what we’ve come to expect from the words Tyler Lyle uses to craft his songs.
If you have yet to familiarize yourself with the music of Tyler Lyle, you remedy that immediately by heading over to his Bandcamp page. This is a special talent, guys and gals. Enjoy.
Bonus: I included ’Free (I Am)’ as part of my summer mix. I’m still in love with it.