Tyni is the girl who, despite the name, is destined for big things.
"Everybody has different characters within them," says 21-year old star in the making Tyni of the multi-faceted persona she adopts on stage, on record and everywhere in between. "It all comes down to whether or not you choose to bring them out".
Tyni describes her music "its like jumping into my very own wonderland where each song is a chapter of my very own fairytale", and three new chapters form the Fighter EP, whose atmospheric, glitchy title track has been remixed by Frank Ocean collaborator Troy Noka and sits alongside XCX-ecque synth banger 'Touch Me' and the elegantly sparse 'Cherrytrees'. These songs are the result of Tyni having spent the last few years between LA, London and her hometown of Sheffield, recording with the likes of Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks), MNEK (Madonna, Little Mix) and Britney collaborator Ana Diaz, all of whom have provided the perfect foil for Tyni's nuanced balance of style and substance.
Rather than withdraw into herself or conform to fit in, Tyni's reaction - and you can hear this steadfastness in her music - was just to get on with her life. It feels like the space between a mid-teen Tyni and her more conservative friends is the space where the Tyni we see before us today, a ready formed pop superstar, started to grow. She talks animatedly (and with an authority rare in artists so young) about heroes whose images and music she admires: Farrokh Bulsara as Freddie Mercury, Stefani Germanotta as Lady Gaga, David Jones as David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. All artists whose music is authentic and honest, but also put on one hell of a show to bring it to life. Tyni's own persona, she explains, is "an artist having a love affair with her music that's just how it is, it's the way its always been".
So if your wondering where all pop's big personalities have gone, Tyni may provide a clue - or several. "It's fun to be different people, " she smiles. "Who's want to be themselves all the time?"