Album Reviews

Tebey – Sink With The Sun – EP Review

If you love country music, you will love Tebey.

Tebey pulls out some of the best summer anthems and brings out the best sounds in modern country music both lyrically and sonically which remind me of why I fell in love with country music in the first place. His voice is inviting and cool with a wonderful country tone.

Tebey’s has completed the release of Sink With The Sun EP today by releasing the final track Used To Love That Song.

The first track off the EP Sink With the Sun is the title track and a great way to kick off the EP.

Sink With The Sun’s melody perfectly captures that sundown feeling when you’re outside with a drink and watching the sunset on a beautiful day. The mid tempo beats, notation and instrumentation are wonderfully picturesque in the mind and you can really feel it as well as the emotion behind the really quite sad lyrics. When you hear the lyrics, it sets the scene even more because sitting out watching the sun go down is incredibly therapeutic and a wonderful place to gather your thoughts and Tebey as we said above, has managed to create that feeling in both his music and lyrics.

I guess there’s no better place than paradise to get over someone
So, I’ll stay here, feet in the sand
Drink in my hand ’til you sink with the sun

When my co-writers and I were finally able to marry the right melody with the existing lyric we had written, we were surprised with how effortlessly it flowed,” said Tebey of his new single. “As a songwriter and producer, I strive to draw the listener in from the very first note, and I think we’ve managed to do that with ‘Sink With The Sun’.

Used to Love That Song is the second song off the EP and is another great track with a sublime use of country sounding instruments. The mid tempo track is sweet sounding with a really infectious beat that will no doubt get you toe tapping along. Again, such painful lyrics and very relatable with that gut-wrenching feeling of nostalgia. This song has a strong traditional country sound to it that screams Grand Ole Opry live setting. The perfect song for radio, we hope to hear this song being aired all over Nashville and beyond.

Took the cover off the old rag top yesterday
Comin’ through the static, was a song on the radio
Took me by surprise, hadn’t heard it in a while
Tried to turn it down but had to change the dial
Still hurts like hell every time I hear it play

The last track from the EP is his formerly released What Was I Drinking? We interviewed Tebey about this song back in March during C2C Festival and the story behind this song, is very interesting.

Well, have I got a story for you. So we were down in Mexico in October, my producer and one of my songwriting buddies. We were just trying to catch a different vibe, get out of Nashville and we ended up going out for dinner. This was like the second or third night that we were there. We went out and had a couple of drinks after and when I say a couple I mean like two or three, it was nothing crazy. All three of us were like automatically the next day just feeling like s***. Like horrible horrible and we weren’t hungover it was like a bug, yeah we caught something! So we did a little investigating because we were literally out of commission for like 48 hours. We did a little investigating a little research and we think it may have been the ice in our drinks.

Yeah because if they don’t use filtered water, bottled water, the Mexican water is not great, it’s not drinking water. It’s fine but if you’re not used to it you can get sick. So that is probably what it was. So when we figured that out, we emerged from our cave of sickness and in day three my buddy Jimmy goes “Dude, what were we drinking?” And that’s where it came from.

That usually doesn’t happen. There’s not usually a story like that so I have enjoyed telling that”

What Was I Drinking is such a fun song and a great way to close the EP, especially with the first two tracks being so sad. This song will lift up your spirits as, although is still about heartbreak it kind of gives you that kick to move on.

Whilst the EP is short with only three tracks on it, it is a wonderful addition to his ever growing catalogue of brilliantly crafted music. Tebey is a credit to Canadian country music and we feel so privileged that he holds such a special place in his heart for us here in the UK. That in part is of course due to him having lived here in the past but also due to the fact he adores his fanbase here so much

Credit: Emma Lee

Sink With The Sun is a great mood setter and we have been enjoying the summer so much listening to this cranked up loud and we plan to do that for the remainder of the summer until, well until the summer Sinks with the Sun.

We can’t wait to welcome the return of Tebey this month at Nashville Meets London on August 25th and The Long Road Festival on August 26th.

Don’t miss any of it!!!!

Listen to Sink With the Sun now

About Tebey

The Platinum-selling Canadian, with over 75 million streams, half a million radio spins, and several award nominations, is also an accomplished songwriter, having written hits for One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Pixie Lott, Cher, Justin Moore, Smash Mouth, FLO RIDA and most recently, U.S. country star Joe Nichols (feat. Blake Shelton).

Peterborough, Ontaro native and current Nashville resident, Tebey, is a platinum-selling artist, award-winning producer, and an accomplished songwriter with four official Top 5 radio singles, five Top 10 singles and five Top 20 singles as an artist.

The past few years have yielded some of Tebey’s biggest successes. He has had multiple #1 songs as a writer including a US Billboard #1 with Justin Moore’s ‘Somebody Else Will’, a UK #1 with Pixie Lott’s ‘All About Tonight’, a Canadian #1 with Gord Bamford’s ‘Dive Bar’, and his first #1 as an artist and writer with his Gold-certified single ‘Who’s Gonna Love You”, which also won a SOCAN Song award. Additional Tebey hits include Platinum-certified ‘Denim on Denim’ and Gold-certified ‘Happened On A Saturday Night’.

Tebey’s 2021 album, The Good Ones, remains his most successful release to date. The album reached the top five on both the iTunes All Genre Album Chart (#4) and iTunes Country Album Chart (#2). It included the near-Gold title track, a duet with Marie Mai, which was performed on the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) national broadcast in 2020, and ‘Song of The Summer’, featuring Irish star Una Healy, which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in the UK.

Tebey has continued to actively build his international fanbase, doing tours and promotional visits across the UK and Europe, and fulfilling a dream of connecting audiences with his music around the world. He kicked off 2022 with his Canadian Shotgun Rider Tour, and returned from the UK in March after performing five capacity shows at the C2C: Country to Country festival at London’s O2 Arena where he also co-hosted a live radio show with BBC legend, Bob Harris. Tebey will be returning to the UK next month, to appear at The Long Road Festival and Nashville Meets London.

Most recently, Tebey won the 2022 CMA Ontario Single of the Year Award for his single ‘Shotgun Rider’. He was also awarded the brand new Songwriting and Music Publishing Award presented by Music Publishers Canada and Music Canada for his co-writing contribution to pop artist Shawn Desman’s gold hit single ‘Nobody Does It Like You’. Additionally, Tebey performed at the 2022 CMA Fest in Nashville in June, hosting yet another BBC Radio 2 show, interviewing artists such as Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Deana Carter and more.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Tebey is currently working to complete a new album titled Tulum, which will include his latest single ‘What Was I Drinking’ which has already accumulated over 2.4 Million worldwide streams, and is heading to Top 10 at Canadian Radio. He is also filling his summer with showcases and festivals, and the second leg of his Canadian Shotgun Rider Tour which is starting this September following his return to the UK for two major festival appearances:

25 August – London, UK – Nashville Meets London

26 August – Leicestershire, UK – The Long Road Festival

For more information on Tebey and upcoming tour dates, visit tebeyofficial.com/tour.

In addition to the release of the new single, fans can also catch the music video for ‘Sink With The Sun’ which premiered exclusively on The Boot yesterday (14/7). The music video, directed by Sean Cartwright and with David Schuurman as the director of photography, was shot in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. It showcases Tebey telling a story of lost love; the song’s main character travels to a memorable place to heal, and can’t shake the memories of the woman he once loved.

When I found out ‘Sink With The Sun’ was going to be a single, I immediately started thinking about the music video. The song’s lyrics paint a beautiful and scenic picture and I thought we could capture that essence by shooting in Tulum, Mexico. Working with Sean (Cartwright) (and David Schuurman as DOP) has been amazing. This is our third video together and he’s quickly become my go-to video director,” said Tebey.

Peterborough, Ontaro native and current Nashville resident, Tebey, is a platinum-selling artist, award-winning producer, and an accomplished songwriter with four official Top 5 radio singles, five Top 10 singles and five Top 20 singles as an artist.

The past few years have yielded some of Tebey’s biggest successes. He has had multiple #1 songs as a writer including a US Billboard #1 with Justin Moore’s ‘Somebody Else Will’, a UK #1 with Pixie Lott’s ‘All About Tonight’, a Canadian #1 with Gord Bamford’s ‘Dive Bar’, and his first #1 as an artist and writer with his Gold-certified single ‘Who’s Gonna Love You”, which also won a SOCAN Song award. Additional Tebey hits include Platinum-certified ‘Denim on Denim’ and Gold-certified ‘Happened On A Saturday Night’.

Tebey’s 2021 album, The Good Ones, remains his most successful release to date. The album reached the top five on both the iTunes All Genre Album Chart (#4) and iTunes Country Album Chart (#2). It included the near-Gold title track, a duet with Marie Mai, which was performed on the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) national broadcast in 2020, and ‘Song of The Summer’, featuring Irish star Una Healy, which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in the UK.

Tebey has continued to actively build his international fanbase, doing tours and promotional visits across the UK and Europe, and fulfilling a dream of connecting audiences with his music around the world. He kicked off 2022 with his Canadian Shotgun Rider Tour, and returned from the UK in March after performing five capacity shows at the C2C: Country to Country festival at London’s O2 Arena where he also co-hosted a live radio show with BBC legend, Bob Harris. Tebey will be returning to the UK next month, to appear at The Long Road Festival and Nashville Meets London.

Most recently, Tebey won the 2022 CMA Ontario Single of the Year Award for his single ‘Shotgun Rider’. He was also awarded the brand new Songwriting and Music Publishing Award presented by Music Publishers Canada and Music Canada for his co-writing contribution to pop artist Shawn Desman’s gold hit single ‘Nobody Does It Like You’. Additionally, Tebey performed at the 2022 CMA Fest in Nashville in June, hosting yet another BBC Radio 2 show, interviewing artists such as Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Deana Carter and more.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Tebey is currently working to complete a new album titled Tulum, which will include his latest single ‘What Was I Drinking’ which has already accumulated over 2.4 Million worldwide streams, and is heading to Top 10 at Canadian Radio. He is also filling his summer with showcases and festivals, and the second leg of his Canadian Shotgun Rider Tour which is starting this September following his return to the UK for two major festival appearances:

25 August – London, UK – Nashville Meets London

26 August – Leicestershire, UK – The Long Road Festival

For more information on Tebey and upcoming tour dates, visit tebeyofficial.com/tour.

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