The EP reminds listeners of Ty's incredible cinematic songwriting full of imagery and passion, but also introduces a new stage of the artist's vision. Andelman seems to progress into the more sultry and intimate side of folk-pop, developing his teenage romance songs into more sensual ruminations of lovemaking. Andelman returns to form, taking what fans adored from his first solo debut Knivsta, and applies two years of new experience to his craft; Ty has found a way to refine his narrative, yet add new depth with lyrical infatuation and the addition of minimal atmospherics.
The album holds two new tracks, Closer (along with acoustic version) and Fairgrounds, plus an remastered version of his 2014 track Silver Screen Love. Fairgrounds takes the listener into a cerebral and more existential journey into the mind of Andelman, a clandestine meditation on forlorn emotions, while Closer reflects the immediateness and lustful energy of deep affection. The EP seems like a coming-of-age for Gelrud's solo work, a rite-of-passage into a new realm of romance, longing, and ardor to encounter and aurally constitute. Overall At Your Age brings us to a new personal connection to Andelman, new songs that evoke "a feeling that I never had" where twenty-something experience is encapsulated in visceral and tender sonic form. Just as Adele, Drake, and Gwen Stefani are currently belting out heart-aching pop-romance, Ty Andelman captures the end-of-the-year zietgeist and shares with us the indie-equivalent.
PREVIEW the new single Closer, with the NSFW music video below. Be sure to preorder a copy of At Your Age out December 1st, via Ty's bandcamp page.