Timothy Robert Graham is without a doubt a versatile artist, and the Seattle-hailer returns with the whimsically titled Could Be Worse EP, a sequel to his 2021 release, Could Be Better. Through three captivating tracks – "Get Me Out Of Here," "Till There Was You," and a reimagined version of "These Days" – Graham crafts a musical journey that speaks to the resilience born from challenges.
In the heart of the pandemic, "Get Me Out Of Here" emerged as an anthem for those yearning to escape monotony. Graham's words resonate deeply: "When life feels meaningless, it's easy to check out. But learning to feel grounded is vital." 'Till There Was You' follows, a heartwarming tribute to enduring friendships, enriched by Ash Negal's collaboration. The EP's finale, a rendition of "These Days," adds a vulnerable touch, showcasing Lerin Herzer's country-infused vocals.
Recorded across home and a hidden Seattle studio, the EP symbolises the dichotomy of tough times and hopeful resurgence. Rooted in family legacy – Graham's grandfather directed music for CBS – his musical evolution unfolds from punk fascination to community-building in Seattle's scene.
As the pandemic reshaped the music landscape, Graham delved into production and collaboration, revealing his versatility. The Could Be Worse EP stands as a testament to Timothy Robert Graham's resilience and creativity, reminding us to embrace imperfection, find strength in adversity, and cherish the journey's silver linings.