Guest Written by Vanessa Valenzuela

Louisville, KY native Bryson Tiller will be giving fans a very merry Christmas this season when he hits the West Coast to showcase his debut album, TRAPSOUL.

The 22-year-old artist, known for his hybrid mixture of soul, rap and R&B, will be spending the final days of 2015 with his So Cal fans: On the 30th, Tiller will perform in Santa Ana at The Observatory and on the 31st he’ll ring in the New Year with fans at The Penthouse Nightclub in West Hollywood.

For someone who was sleeping in their car about a year ago and JUST dropped their first album, it’s safe to say Bryson Tiller won’t be another smooth talking one hit wonder. Not just because his mentors include Drake and Timbaland, who have both seen massive success over the course of their careers, but because Tiller is the kind of artist that doesn’t necessarily stick to the status quo. After the release of “Don’t” and “Exchange” it became clear that Tiller is definitely a force to be recognized. Especially considering his show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, with a max capacity of 550 people, sold out in less than 24 hours.

During a Billboard interview about the release of his album, Tiller shared that “Been That Way” wasn’t recorded like your average track. Rather than recording in the studio as per usual, Tiller shut out the world and let his T R A P S O U L do the talking, explaining, “I have to feel like I’m alone. I have to feel like nobody else on earth could be there.” Talk about setting the tone for what is currently considered one of this year’s top “get in your feels” albums.

Tiller’s sound and focus let him uniquely connect with his audience. Combined with a clear desire to be the best performer he can be, there is no doubt Tiller will be blowing off more than socks during his upcoming performances.

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