Born and raised in Toronto, Tilsen is bursting on to the pop scene with her debut single, the infectious jam “Hurts.” Tilsen was singing before she could speak. As the daughter of an opera singer, she formed a deep affinity with the human voice. Tilsen’s songs explore real love; the highs and lows, the ecstasy and the pain. Her vocals are intimate, like she was singing her lyrics from between the sheets, into her lover’s ear. With irresistibly catchy production and melodies, vulnerable vocals and bold conversational lyrics, Tilsen tells a love story that is relatable to anyone who has been in love and wants to love better. “I spend a lot of time reflecting on my life and my relationships.” she laughs, “I sort of document my thoughts and feelings in my lyrics” Her music is powerful, optimistic and strikingly honest. Tilsen’s imagery is grand; from ballrooms to vast landscapes, there is a regal, vintage aesthetic and Tilsen is a dignified kind of sexy, whether wearing a victorian gown or lace lingerie.
May 8, 2019 9:00 pm CMW and Rivoli Presents: