After excellent singles such as Warmth Of The Sun and Fallen Idol, New Jersey-based indie artist Tyler Elden returns with another outstanding composition. Trial By Fire is everything you ever needed from an indie song, but as usually is the case, this highly creative artist embraced some other music genres as well, so Trial By Fire could sound this good. You’ll notice the sheer dominance of complementary music genres like shoegaze, emo, alternative, and dream pop, or at least some of their crucial elements. It’s needless to say that Tyler Elden handles all these elements like a pro, mainly because the solid proof lies in the ideas and musicianship invested into this song.
Elden solely relies on his well-balanced, calm, relaxing, nearly cathartic vocal performance, slightly reverby ambiance achieved by implementing cleverly assembled chord progressions, and profoundly detailed, half-time rhythmic sequences. This composition is skillfully arranged, so you’ll unquestionably hear all the catchy arrangements, breaks, various accentuations, enhancements, decorations, and other sonic delicacies that define only the best indie songs. The downtempo ambiance will appeal to even the pickiest fans of mentioned genres, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this song seizes the attention of people who’re not into this type of music at all. It’s one of those songs you could repetitiously listen to for weeks without getting bored, and I am more than positively sure Trial By Fire will end up on many indie playlists. The single is available on all streaming platforms.