Tycho Jones is a 21-year-old musician from Hackney, London. His single “Don’t Be Afraid”, which currently has nearly 3 million streams on Spotify, is the lead track on his debut mixtape TYCHONAUT, a body of work that’s the culmination of the first year of the exciting young artist’s career.
Tycho reveals: “The TYCHONAUT mixtape has been a long-time coming. It consolidates the last two crazy years of my life both lyrically and literally. It is a mix of genres and sounds that were informed by the energy, emotions, and narratives of this time. It’s extremely personal and reflective yet also captures being young in the pandemic.”
To complete this body of work Tycho wanted to create a visual interpretation:
“Edd Carr explores anxieties around the ecological crisis through moving image and animation. I immediately felt an affinity with his work and saw a relationship with these themes and narratives within “Don’t Be Afraid”.”
Edd and Tycho filmed the video in London, where Tycho was born and raised. The city has strongly influenced Tycho’s music as he forged his path into adulthood. Immersed in an exciting scene of young Londoners, his influences are diverse and reflect the city now. The TYCHONAUT mixtape is the result of Tycho’s life over the past two unprecedented years; consolidating his everyday experiences to give us an insight into his world and framing the struggles of what it is to be young at this time.