The vision of TYDM doesn’t stop. Today, as a part of the weekly #ThankYouTuesday series, the artist is premiering the Wavin' Motion Picture for “Grand Prix,” right here on HYPEFRESH.
It’s the outro track on TYDM’s EP “Moon Roof Condo,” the artist’s debut project that dropped about three weeks ago. “Grand Prix,” a name that represents the an auto-racing championship series, also continues TYDM’s racing theme on the EP. Last week, HYPEFRESH premiered the visuals for “S.L.G. (Skurt Like Gordon),” a reference to NASCAR driver Josh Gordon.
These visuals for “Grand Prix” show the South Carolina artist in the backyard of Myrtle Beach’s "Goodyear House,” a popular party house at Coastal Carolina University. I spoke with TYDM and discussed the meaning and purpose behind the track, as well as what went into the visual production of “Grand Prix.”
Could you just go over the meaning and the purpose behind “Grand Prix”?
“Grand Prix” is a breakup anthem. It’s like me hopping back in the game, hopping back into the fast lane and into the dating scene. So, I made that track kinda like a letter to my ex.
How often do you create your music with those personal, storytelling experiences intertwined in it rather than creating something more general?
I actually write quite a bit of songs from that personal perspective, because a lot of people can relate to situations like relationships. People may not be going through the exact circumstances I went through, but they get the gist and they can put their own story in certain parts of the songs.
And “Grand Prix” is definitely that type of song because it’s a lot of peoples letter to their exes. Like, “forget you, I’m with somebody else, and I want you to think about that.”
Regarding the auto-racing references in the track titles, can you talk about your experience with the sport from growing up in the Southern culture?
I actually had a step grandfather who was really into NASCAR, so that’s how I really got to know that culture specifically. But, in general, being in a multi-cultural family helped expose me to different aspects of the South.
And lastly, on a more general scale, what separates a Wavin' Motion Picture from a traditional music video?
I’d say that my videos give you a full story and experience while the Wavin' Motion Pictures are just a snippet or a moment inside of that story. Each Motion Picture is just a moment of a song. The music videos are also short films, while the Wavin' Motion Pictures are moving art pieces.