More known for his role as a singer in the post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance, Tilian Pearson recently released his solo album Factory Reset. Tilian has been a part of other notable bands in his career including Tides of Man (2007-10) and Saosin (2010-11). Throughout his career, he has shown his talents with the many bands heâs worked with, but this solo album is a fresh look at the individuality of him as a musician, producer, and songwriter.
This album was started amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, and like many artists in the lockdown, he took advantage to write and record — with touring being off the table for the time being. This is his third solo album, and it does not disappoint, merging post-hardcore, experimental, and alt-pop influences. He took on the role of songwriter, producer, and recording engineer for this album, and really immersed himself into each role. The fact that he took on all of those roles allowed him to present new creative freedom, and a chance to showcase his experimental individuality. He also brought in friend and drummer Kris Crummett to help along the way and features Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson on his track “Imagination”.
âIâve always felt like an outcast,â Tilian admits. âI grew up in a rigidly religious situation and I was never a believer of that. Iâve always gravitated toward books where thereâs a lead character whoâs engaging in wrongthink or just thinking for himself when heâs not supposed to.â Factory Reset is both highly personal and wholly universalâwho wouldnât want to press restart on everything at this point? âThe album title is the first thing I wrote down,â Tilian recalls. âIn the past, this project has been all over the place. Iâm okay with kind of forgetting all of that.â Working on his own may have allowed Tilian to do just thatâto wipe the slate clean and truly be himself in the process: âI was searching for meaning in isolation and found it in creating this album.â
Album Artwork by: Natasha Chomko
Factory ResetÂ was released on April 23, 2021, via Rise Records.Â
- Holy Water
- Caught In The Carousel
- All I Crave Is Peace
- Is Anarchy A Good Hobby?
- Factory Reset
- Imagination (feat. Tim Henson)
- Act Out
- Hands Down My Throat
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