Singer-songwriter Tyler Daniel Bean describes his music as “heavy indie.” After listening to the two tracks on Everything You Do Scares Me, I think concentrated melancholy might be even more apt. The songs are haunting and subdued, and coupled with Bean’s clear, though quiet vocals, push on a listener’s emotional pressure points enough to make even the toughest tear up a bit inside. “Year of the Snake,” was the most somber track. Bean’s musical way of dealing with the death of a friend captures—both in music and lyrics—the shock and trauma of such loss. The B-side track, “I Was Wrong,” is more upbeat musically, but retains a similar level of emotional gravitas. It’s rare when a songwriter can convey so much emotion in their music, and it’s something you have to experience for yourself.
–Paul J. Comeau (Tor Johnson)