Troy Lindsey’s Emotive Wanderlust
Finding inspiration in one place isn’t rare, but the gift of travel can open up the creative doors to an endless amount of possibilities. Singer-songwriter Troy Lindsey has been lucky enough to land a day job that allows him to see the world, but when he’s not clocked in working on Sikorsky skycranes, he’s making music with emotion at the core. Anything can be a trigger, whether it’s the way the sky turns orange, a hotel room in Japan or firefighting down under, Lindsey has seen it all and has been triggered by those and more as he works on his upcoming sixth album.
Following up 2014’s Cold Emotion, Lindsey’s upcoming album will be produced by Scotty Schultz and feature a diverse cascade of songs, along with a duet with country singer Eden Moody. That diversity comes from the music he grew up on. Waylon Jennings taught him how similar rock and country could be. He says, “The grit and stories were just tough and the emotion felt real while still rocking and not putting me to sleep.” While Jennings was a lesson in genre, Neil Young and Bob Dylan showed him the importance of storytelling through song. Which is what he always tries to employ as he writes about his travels whether they be about the few weeks he spent in the jungles of Peru, or some other adventure he’s been on.
Like the time he was in Russia and was trying to fill the gap between cultures and penned “Cold Emotion.” It’s not always about the emotions felt when abroad, as “Dark Hour” came from witnessing all the school shootings in the states, and then there’s “Runners.” A song that has yet to be released, Lindsey assures listeners will know what it’s about from the start with the line, “Runners were born for losing, and losers were born for running, I find myself in the middle, of it all again.”
Troy Lindsey has been lucky enough to travel the world thanks to his day job, and through that and his other adventures - he’s been moved emotionally to write about his escapades and put them to song. Most of which can be found on his previous five albums, as well as on his upcoming release.