TIEN brings it in Invitation

by John Peterson

A few weeks ago at WRUC we ran into a copy of Invitation. It’s the freshman shot by TIEN, and artist from LA, funded on Kickstarter.

TIEN brings a mix of funk, soul, and r&b to a record that feels like a genuinely viable popular success. The hooks groove like hell, the lyrics are poppy, and track 5 (“Invitation”) has a couple killer lines on the electric organ.

Also check out track 3: “Peaceful, Patient”