Graphite Touch – New Single

January 13, 2021

It is with much adieu that I would like to introduce my first single from the late 2020 writing period, Graphite Touch. It is the first of a body of work which I have recorded, produced, played and chalked up all the music and lyrics. This track has been mixed and mastered by old mate, Goo over Xmas/New Year period.

After falling out of work late last year, I set about writing “full steam ahead”. This track was written and recorded at my dining room table around October amongst my son’s illustrating/illustrations, failed dinner approaches, dirty dishes, rubbish and leads hanging in a terrifying manner across all doorways…it was a work place health and safety nightmare for the family – a spaghetti montage which would aggravate any self-respecting audio engineer/producer with tendencies for tidiness.

I would like to think the track is a dive into my, if not “our” early life influences(and indulgences) growing up in the 80s in a coastal regional town where there was space to breathe and your friend approval rating was high when you belted out “Whitney”  on the bus. High moments there! 🙂

Maybe this track is meshing the synth pop and new romantic drama that I still seem to adore……maybe it also resonates the vocal timbre of strong, powerful, washy but lush sounding vocalists like Annie Lennox’s “Why”, The Thompson Twins “If You Were Here”, David Bowie’s monster pop track,”Let’s Dance” and power pop anthems from Roland Orzabal/Curt Smith (Tears for Fears).

Graphite touch will be uploaded to Spotify and other platforms on January 22. If you’d like to preview the song, head to page the week before and give it a listen.


As a sidenote:

The average subscriber to Spotify may pay around $16 per month to access and support original music. The service is extremely subscriber friendly, but for an independent artist, the cost to digitally distribute one track on multiple platforms can cost around $30 for one year.

For an artist to re-coup this money (let alone the cost of producing, recording the track), one would potentially need around 5000 plays to re-coup the $30 distribution fee.

5000 plays… is that humanely possible or achievable for an ancient artefact such as myself who lacks social sass or a promotional entourage?

Regardless, I enjoyed working on all aspects of this creation and now that I have a stronger grasp on how to glue all the ideas together, I am quite excited about the future – and hopefully having more control and ownership of my creative work.


Single Cover Photo by Magoo                 Graphite manipulation by Tylea


April 23, 2020

Why did I leave on a whim?

Strolling out on walking limbs

Nothing but a glimmer of hope

And dancing isotopes

With only scope

For downward slopes

I wish I could get rid of this hatred

And believe in something sacred


The only thing left I have is your image

I wish we were allowed to re-frame this visage

You are my forever wraith

And although I believed and had faith

I never thought

It would join me this late


The days of halcyon

Metallic and dynamic seem

Wrong now

While the silver


On the top of the river

Like a five cent piece that glimmers

When touched by daylight


I am in a coma

Looking at the chroma

Of a pufferfish in slumber

As water encumbers

I doze

Without clothes

In the throws

Of each and everything I oppose

And with each action

I leave a fraction

Of myself behind

Words by Tylea (copyright)




December 17, 2019

All we have are words mouthed to another

All we have are hands holding each other

All we have are kind deeds which ought to be done

All we have is hope

All we have is looking beyond

All we have are the ideas that come

All we have is love

All we have are finding ways to reach out

All we have is acceptance

All we have are our shortcomings

All we have are thoughts which shape our cortex

All we have





The Sea

September 12, 2019

The Sea

Yesterday, I swam
With the sea
And it took me
While the beach was empty

That is what comes
When you’re told
The singing in your heart
Can go no further
And there will always be someone better
And here the wave comes

Yesterday, I swam with the sea
And it took me
The beach was empty
The solitude corrected me
Loosening my muscles in the silent undertow
I didn’t know it
Until I was gone

Yesterday, I swam

Words by Tylea Copyright 2019