We had the good fortune of connecting with Ty Bishop and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ty, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I have been creating music for over ten years. The road has not always been an easy one, Ive had big ups and some big lows. For me its always been my outlet and something that keeps me balanced in life, I feel incomplete without it, So when the lows came and maybe the songs weren’t getting the feedback I expected I just continued to express myself through my lyrics. Ultimately when I make music that connects with an individual and has made a difference to them that is my drive to continue. A lot of my music has been centered around mental health and when that reaches someone to let them know they are not alone, that’s a good day for me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What separates me from a lot of artists in my genre is I’m not afraid to explore new sounds. I don’t like to be in a “comfort zone”. I think that’s why it is hard to really classify me as a rapper or singer. I just make what feels right, Im really proud of how far my music has come in the last 3 years. I was really debating hanging it up and seeking new outlets. However my friend Jason and I worked on a song called “Halo” in 2019. After it was released I felt that it sparked something for me. Since then I have release 2 full length albums, 2 Ep’s and several singles. I have worked with some of my childhood hero’s and even started my own merch. I have connected with people all over the world and am even sending cd’s all the way to New Zealand. What I have learned along this journey is never stop being true to yourself and always be genuine, I think it is easy to get a big head and think you are better than others. But that drives my music is the connections and family I build around me. Ever person that listens is a part of my music because we connect through it. My brand is about us. Together we are better.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had one week to show you around I these would be some of my top choices. My number one spot to go for karaoke, drinks and entertainment is the Ace High Tavern in Golden, I love this bar and the environment is one of a kind. Hands down this will not disappoint, For food we are going to the Cherry Cricket in Cherry Creek. They have amazing burgers and you can literally put anything on them. Lastly Im really into fitness and the outdoors so we are going to explore Red Rocks, Estes Park and Evergreen. I think that should be a good start.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have a great support system and have to give a shout to a few people. Of course my mom and sister are number one on this list. No matter what, they have always believed in me.
Also my close friends Jason Viator and Drew Betts.
Lastly I want to thank the Linkin Park family and fans for being huge supporters as well.
I have so many others that I would love to thank but this would take up pages. Im am extremely thankful for everyone in my life.
Thank you for the continued support!