Demo Tease Garners Over 3 Million on TikTok
A romantic at heart, Tyler Rich often embraces both his courtship and year-long wedded bliss with actress Sabina Gadecki as a musical muse. But, the past was not always so kind and inspired the reflective “Better Than You’re Used To” – Listen/Watch when available on Friday.
“I wrote ‘Better Than You’re Used To’ for everyone out there looking for someone to treat them better, and for everyone that’s already found it,” expresses Tyler. “My wife and I both had been through some interesting relationships in our past, and this was the song to tell that story from a different angle.”
Tyler penned the message of love and encouragement alongside with Corey Crowder and Alysa Vanderheym with thoughts of a release later this summer. After playfully teasing the demo on TikTok, Tyler received an overwhelming response with over 3 million views, expediting plans for a Valentine’s Day weekend rush. During a holiday that often finds many re-evaluating their worth, “Better Than You’re Used To” is a reminder for both single people and those in relationships of knowing your value and how you should be treated:
You should be the spotlight, center of attention
Top of his list of the things he can’t lose
You should be his all night, not his last call girl
I’d give you my all girl if I had you
Never get old, having you to hold
Letting go is something I’d never do
You need someone to love, love, love you
Better than you’re used to, yeah
Come on over, come on over, let me love you
He joins the Country Shine with Graham Bunn podcast to talk about the new music and how a mostly bi-coastal romance fueled much of his debut album TWO THOUSAND MILES. Check out the episode tomorrow (2/12) on Spotify at spoti.fi/CountryShine. Cultivating their careers and a long-distance relationship long before the pandemic, Tyler and Sabina embraced many of life’s challenges together. While inspiration has been specific, the collection reflects feelings all people have in common – the needs for acceptance, devotion and places to call their own. Tyler has continued to create and connect virtually, recording the aptly-titled “Feels Like Home” and more recently “Better Than You’re Used To” from a makeshift home studio.