Marty Zylstra comes out swinging with his big, bold and boisterous single Rattle The Glass — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Fashioned from gritty instrumentation, a muscular retro-rock groove and a rousing chorus, the first single from Zylstra’s recent sophomore album Boom Chicka pens a love letter to the sounds of the late ’60s and early ’70s. But even as it channels legends like John Lennon and Brian Wilson, Boom Chicka is a carefully crafted work conceived as a sole artistic vision, with no details taken for granted. “I wanted to make sure that the songs held strong meaning to me,” Zylstra says.
After facing a string of unspeakably tragic losses during the recording of his last album, he would rise from the ashes to deliver a fresh new outlook on what matters most in life. “Writing an album in the middle of pain or grief or turmoil can capture a certain audience,” he shares, “but having come through to the other side, I have a new perspective on love and life.”
Based in Vancouver, Zylstra is no stranger to overcoming the odds, sharing stages with Metric, Tegan and Sara and Hot Hot Heat while having with his music featured on hit shows like Pimp My Ride and Real World. No wonder; it’s hard not to appreciate Zylstra’s sophisticated and refreshing approach.