Review: "From A Distance" - Tilsen
Tilsen’s latest single is a whimsical track full of uplifting optimism and wholesome sweetness. “From A Distance” was created from the heartbreaking moment that Tilsen realized that she had met the right person, but at the wrong time. She loved this person wholeheartedly, but they did not reciprocate those feelings. Rather than dwelling in the sadness, Tilsen flipped the script on the regular approach to this unrequited love by looking forward to a future where they will one day be ready for her love. In the chorus, she sings, “Tell me when you’re ready// Darling I’ll be waiting// This is something you must do on your own.” Tilsen is willing to wait for this person to figure out that their heart truly desires her, so for now she is going to love them “from a distance.” When listening to this song, the audience cannot help but feel overjoyed by the positive energy that Tilsen put into the song.
Tilsen’s ambition for “From A Distance” was to put a smile on the listener’s face and make them hopeful for the future. Naturally, that means the song needs to be filled with upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics. The light and breezy guitar at the beginning sets up the gleeful tone of the track. As the song goes on, the pre-chorus adds the light-handed drums that continue with this atmosphere. By the chorus, the listener finds them swaying along to the rhythm with a smile on their face. Tilsen’s elated energy shines through in her gorgeous vocals throughout the track, and takes the listener by surprise when she starts humming along to the melody at the end of the chorus. This compliments the breezy, happy energy of the song and makes the listener feel these emotions along with Tilsen. “From A Distance” is a joyful track that is a surefire way to lift the spirits of listeners.
Tilsen is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Since a young age, music has held a strong place in her heart. Being the daughter of an opera singer, she was destined from birth to perform. She made her debut in 2019 with her single, “Hurts”. Since then, she has released several singles and two EPs. Her most recent EP, Little Worse, was released in June 2022. Tilsen’s music is about raw emotion, covering every aspect of life from the good times to the bad ones. Her music is an expression of her feelings, resulting in powerful and honest lyrics. She continues to create music that tugs on the heart strings of listeners and resonates with fans.
Written By Karlee Smith