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Everything started when we heard his cover of Narcos’ soundtrack “Tuyo” on Instagram. We fell in love with his voice and his particular style. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tyler Faraday. This Spanish singer-songwriter and musician told us all about himself and more…

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What’s your name?
Tyler Faraday AKA Antonio Soto Rueda.

What’s the name you always wanted to have?
I never thought about that!

Where are you based?
Lisbon.

What should we know about your art?
It’ s a pure reflection of who I am.

Which superpowers do you wish you had?
Super fast reading or teletransportation.

What was the last song you were listening to?
“Monk’s Dream” by Thelonious Monk.

What would be a perfect death?
Exploding an asteroid with a bomb to save the earth from its impact.

Tyler Faraday playing the trumpet
Tyler Faraday playing the trumpet

If we’d come for dinner, what would you cook?
I don’t really cook but I would prepare good wine, cheese, and bread.

What would you like to be better at?
Playing the trumpet.

What are you proud of?
I feel compassion before anger.

What do you do before you go to bed?
I take a shower.

What are you scared of? 
There are so many wrong messages in the media, entertainment, education and culture. I’m afraid it’s getting worse.

Who is your favorite person in your life? 
One of my nephews.

What was the best stage experience you’ve ever had?  
It was a little gig. A beautiful connection happened that night between me and the people there. I started crying in the middle of the song! And once, while busking, a little girl left in my case a candy and a thank you note. That was awesome too. I still have the note!

What advice would you give to young musicians?
When we start creating “art”, we stop perceiving it like we did before. We lose a little of our capacity to be surprised. It is like we knew the trick and we couldn’t feel the magic anymore. Above all, I think a musician has to be a good listener. And find that magic in whatever she or he listens. It is through that inspiration that you will create an own language.

#narcos #tuyo

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