Green Wave is Joel Tyler Wall’s first solo effort. The record reads like a Brit-Pop/Pych Pop primer. More ragged than the music of Diamond Hands, the band Joel and Jon Flynn form, but of the same quality.
Sweet Sweet Music spoke to Joel Tyler Wall about his favorite songwriters, finding a melody, and the excitement of playing a new song back through the monitors.
How great is the urge to stay creative? To keep writing songs and lyrics?
The urge to stay creative is always with me. Thinking of a song, listening to a song, playing instruments, finding a melody, recording. They all fit together for me and are always on my mind. If I’m not working on something, I get anxious. haha
Is recording a record easier than getting it heard nowadays?
For me, yes. I recorded all these songs at my studio, where I do most of my work, so that process was easy. Finding people that are interested in it and want to talk about it is hard as an independent artist on any level.
Recording music. What’s all the fun about?
One of the best things for me in the studio is creating something that wasn’t there before. Coming up with an idea and fleshing it out, then the excitement of playing a new song back through the monitors. It’s never dull.
Cassettes are back. Which 5 five songs would make your first mixtape?
1. Beach Boys “She Knows Me Too Well”
2. Neil Young “When You Dance I Can Really Love”
3. Rolling Stones “Sweet Black Angel”
4. T-rex “Children of the Revolution”
5. Harry Nilsson “Mucho Mungo”
You can pick three co-writers to write new songs with. Who? And Why?
Bob Dylan – iconic
Marc Bolan – guitar and lyric hero
Jon Flynn – my Diamond Hands writing partner, of course
Buy Green Wave at Kool Kat Musik
You can find the title track of Green Wave on Sweet Sweet Music’s favorite Power Pop Songs or 2021 Spotify playlist.