“A textured affair that ranges from gauzy soundscapes to gentle melodies and breezy, Beach Boys-styled vocal harmonies.” — BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
“Spare and sparse and more powerful for it, with Carr’s understated acoustic guitar leaving endless open space for his voice to sing and soar.” — L.A. RECORD
“Melds delicately balanced melodies with a pervading romanticism…” — POPMATTERS (on “Take Me There”)
"The eight track work is nothing short of exquisite....Carr doesn’t leave the impression that he has much to learn in the music game. The instrumental progression in his songs resonates, making you feel a part of the journey while his ethereal vocals dance around them." — IMPOSE (on “The Last Day of Fighting”)
TIM CARR is a Los Angeles based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music is a stunning mix of instrumental interludes, and experimental pop songs inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 60s soul.
Raised in Marin County, Northern California, Carr was surrounded by a family of musicians. At an early age he immersed himself into music and studied Jazz drums at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts. In college he began working with The Americans and HAIM, which led to performing with notable acts such as Lucinda Williams, Devendra Banhart, Julian Casablancas, and Nick Cave. His time with the band The Americans saw him performing on Letterman, recording with T Bone Burnett, as well as being featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary American Epic, which was produced by T Bone Burnett, Jack White and Robert Redford.
Carr’s EP Swing & Turn, is the follow up to his 2016 release The Last Day of Fighting, which found success being featured on Robert Redford’s ‘Watershed’ soundtrack, alongside the likes of Beck and Thom Yorke. Swing & Turn is titled after the feeling of movement, like a dance between intimacy and independence, which is also a common theme in the music. Having mixed, produced and engineered the five track release himself, Swing & Turn is the perfect balance of dissonance and consonance, with unexpected swelling harmonies, lilting rhythms and minimalistic pop.
Leading single 'Take Me There’ is a compelling tale touching on the desire to escape apathy, highlighting the need to either let go and fully love or let go of a love. Carr expresses this poetic melancholy through his raw and understated tones, emitting the purest of expressions. His use of delicate instrumentation, ethereal vocal harmonies and graceful melodies, succeeds in crafting a poignant yet beautiful song.
‘Long Enough Along For The Ride’ showcases Carr’s complex arrangements and variety of unique tones. Focusing on the emotions of anxiety when making a decision and the fear of commitment and separation, the song narrates a feeling that is entirely relatable. This track highlights Carr’s conscious decision to leave imperfections during the recording process, adding a looseness and raw energy to the music. “I like when there is a brokenness mixed with a sweet melody”, reveals Carr. With his desire to inspire creativity, experimentation and individuality, Carr is delivering audiences with moments of escapism. Swing & Turn was released in the fall of 2018.