Tyson Meade doesn’t write songs.
He writes postcards.
We’re not saying that because Meade spends most of his time pursuing music adventures in Asia. It’s because his songs capture a time and place. Meade’s lyrics tell stories like an old, dusty postcard message would. They have a rambling start, descriptions that make you wish you were there and they finish with a warm goodbye.
We felt lucky to catch Meade in Oklahoma and have him share two songs with us. It’s not often that he makes trips to the U.S. and when he does it’s usually for not very long.
The Bartlesville-native singer/songwriter not only lent us his songs but also his stories. He talked about falling in love with China and the new album he’s working on with students throughout Shanghai. Indie director He remembered working with Spike Jonze on the director’s first music video. Meade has lived a very rock and roll lifestyle.
“Some people have acid reflux,” he said in the van. “I have acid flashbacks.”
Sounds like a story fit for a postcard.
Be sure to check out Meade in Tulsa this week. He’s performing a show at Dwelling Spaces on Thursday.
Also, Meade has a Kickstarter. Help him make more tunes like these.
Check out some stills after the jump.