Kyle Richardson reminds us that true love speaks Louder Than Words on his perfectly poised and richly rewarding debut album — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A seamless blend of lush melodies, heartfelt lyrics and impeccable sonic craftsmanship, the B.C. pop singer-songwriter’s gorgeous release was skillfully and tastefully produced by Grammy-nominated Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland), with Alan Poettcker (These Kids Wear Crowns) as a special co-producer on one song. Richardson co-wrote every track with assists from Dawson, Poettcker, Andrew Allen and Tea Petrovic. The finished record showcases Richardson’s rich, polished vocals across a variety of pop veins.
“For my debut album, I wanted to offer a mix of songs that draw from a range of influences but are still tied to a distinctly pop vibe that is engaging and uplifting,” Richardson says. “Instead of chasing trends, I focused on heartfelt lyrics, soaring melodies, and true-to-life storytelling. This album is an equal representation of who I am as an artist and as a person.”
Louder Than Words maintains the momentum of Richardson’s three 2023 singles Can You Hear Me, Anything and Fight The Good Fight. The album also includes the longing and romantic title track, the nostalgic and effervescent Fun, the moody love-fueled Perfect Crime, the intoxicating Everything About You, the soulful throwback Memory Lane, the breezy Motown-influenced Sooner Or Later, the joyously upbeat Nice To Meet You, and the emotion-heavy piano ballad Keep The Faith.
Richardson was raised in Vernon, B.C. before moving to Vancouver to pursue music over a decade ago. Since then, he’s written with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, DYLN and Garrett Neiles, enjoyed TV sync placements and radio play through his past work, and reached over 1.5 million streams as a guest vocalist on Bobina’s 2016 single Love Is The Answer. A proud member of the LGBTQIA+ artist community, Richardson has performed at local Pride shows and is quick to lend his voice to advocate for equal representation and diversity in the music industry.
With Louder than Words, Richardson is set to reinforce his industry status as a smooth vocalist and crafty songwriter while allowing the album’s enduring power for others to come from its relatable themes and hopeful delivery. “This is an album about the universal themes of friendship, love, loyalty, and getting through the hard times with positivity and confidence,” he says. “For listeners who discover the album, I hope they feel understood, uplifted, and encouraged.”
Louder Than Words officially arrives on all digital streaming platforms on Friday, Oct. 13, while a video for the next single Keep The Faith will arrive in the weeks ahead. Listen to the album above, watch some more videos below and have a few words with Kyle Richardson on his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.