Alternative rock artist Beach Tiger has shared his latest single, “Where Do We Go From Here?” ahead of its April 16 release. The single is the precursor to her upcoming album, Yenta, which will be released May 21 via Southern America Records. The musician has received support from Atwood Magazine, Local Wolves, Post and Courier and the Charleston City Paper, to name a few. Beach Tiger has earned over 4.5 million plays on streaming platforms, with features on well-known Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday and Indie Pop.
On the album, listeners will also find several names to remember. This includes session guitarist Micah Nichols (who previously worked with Needtobreathe and Johnnyswim), mixing engineering Neil B. Young (whose previous associations include David Nail) and master engineering Kevin Peterson (Camila Cabello and King Princess).
What was once a collection of musicians, Beach Tiger has become a solo project for Taylor McCleskey, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and currently based in Greenville, South Carolina. The musician calls on the legendary names of the Beatles, Tom Petty, John Mayer, David Gray, Eagles, Coldplay for inspiration. In turn, his own sound can be associated with bands like Passion Pit, Real Estate and Imagine Dragons.
Unstoppable positivity pervades ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ providing a stark contrast to the worry-riddled lyrics. Beach Tiger brought in John Thomas Price to provide a driving drum set on the single which helps create a wide and expansive atmosphere. Uncertainty meets uplifting independent tones and underlying determination – you know the musician will find their answer and you just can’t wait to be there when they do.
Beach Tiger talks to us about the single: “On the surface, ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ tells the story of a relationship on the rocks, but if you dig deeper, you’ll discover a few more layers. For me, J’ have always chosen to live my life in a little bubble – “ignorance is bliss” if you will – but this year, both globally and personally, has forced me to come out of my “everything is fine” shell and showed me that the world is unpredictable, scary, crazy, exciting, and sometimes you have to walk through fire rather than around it.”