June 7, 2023

Tyler Posey is the most recent visitor on the Artist Pleasant podcast. This week, the actor and musician joined Joel Madden on the podcast to speak about his involvement within the pop-punk music scene, his psychological well being journey, and extra. 

The episode is accessible now wherever you hearken to podcasts, however earlier than you dive into the total interview, we’ve rounded up some key takeaways. 

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 blink-182 was very formative 

After feeling a bit like an outsider in a number of avenues of his life, from pursuing a profession as an actor as a baby to being dwelling schooled, Posey says that “music was actually the place [he] discovered [his] dwelling.” The primary band that made him actually really feel seen was blink-182 and their pop-punk anthems. He tells Madden that when he was 8-years-old and filming a mission in Canada, he liked to go to the HMV file retailer to get all of their music. “I used to be the one child on the present, so blink shortly grew to become my solely buddies over in Canada,” he says. Later, into his adolescence when he picked up guitar, he says that he and his good friend who performed bass would faux to be Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus when jamming collectively. 

Michelle Zauner’s e-book Crying in H Mart is essential to him

On the podcast, Posey opens up about how his mom died when he was 23 and the way that affected him. He talks a bit about how he turned to substance use to manage, but additionally grew to become nearer than ever along with his household. As a result of grief is a journey, Posey mentions how he’s nonetheless therapeutic, and most lately actually linked with Michelle Zauner’s 2021 best-selling memoir Crying in H Mart. He mentions that he’s a fan of Zauner’s indie-pop band Japanese Breakfast, and felt so many parallels along with his personal life in studying her e-book, from their life within the highlight to the way in which he processed loss. “It was the primary time in a very long time the place I’m studying this e-book and each different paragraph I needed to cease fucking breaking down,” he says. “I felt like I wanted that.” 

In his performing profession, he’s engaged on studying to “let shit go”

Posey and Madden talk about how performing is a self-conscious artform, which Posey says he’s fairly “forgiving in that.” He says, “I’ve tried my hardest through the years to not get wrapped up in that. I don’t wish to be sufferer to having to do a take once more as a result of I didn’t like how my hair appeared in a sure shot. I strive my hardest to let shit go.” Nonetheless, he admits it may be very robust when a job he’s after doesn’t work out. However he’s consistently engaged on that by being assured in what he does and telling himself that he may not be prepared for one function, however he can nonetheless get higher. 

Making music is only for enjoyable

Between his stint on Teen Wolf and his numerous pop-punk tasks, Posey’s had fairly the profession to this point. But it surely’s essential to him that creating music is “simply enjoyable.” “Once I bought with [John Feldmann]’s label, there was this added stress to be one thing. Pop-punk is my coronary heart and soul, nevertheless it’s not what’s gonna promote a bunch of issues for me as a result of it’s not the largest on the earth proper now,” he causes. “However with performing, it’s positively one of many issues that I’m [like], ‘If this doesn’t work out, I’m fucked.’” “You’re positively not fucked, and it’s positively understanding,” Madden responds with a smile. But for Posey, there’s nonetheless that stress the place it appears like “it’s all or nothing,” so making music offers him extra respiratory room to be inventive.

He’s was a bookworm

For the previous two years, Posey’s been studying a ton of self-help books, together with The Energy of Now and A New Earth. “This will get just a little heady,” he jokes of the latter earlier than diving into a brief clarification of how the e-book is “all about letting go of ego.” He additionally says it “bums [him] out” when he makes use of his telephone lots, so each time he has the urge to drag it out, he’ll decide up a e-book as an alternative. He’s additionally increasing past self-help books and has been stepping into memoirs recently, too.

Making an album appears like a ceremony of passage

Albums have soundtracked Posey’s life, so naturally he desires to cease making EPs and create one in all his personal. “Each band I grew up listening to, I by no means noticed an EP, apart from Flyswatter from blink. I don’t wish to do EPs anymore. I wish to do [an album] so unhealthy,” he says on the podcast. Madden agrees, mentioning that albums “seize a time in your life” that you could look again on. Although he’s releasing it independently, Posey stays excited by the chance and freedom of his new 16-track file, UNRAVEL, which is dropping this Friday.

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