TILL WE'RE THROUGH - September 22nd, 2017 single
Gileah Taylor is part songbird and part ghost-hunter. In her new single, Till We’re Through, the listener joins the singer in a late night walk through the countryside. Taylor narrates and the scenery is stark. There are souvenirs of the people we’ve been as we come face to face with who we choose to be in the here and now.
The music is light, but fantastical - Edward Scissorhands meets Willy Wonka ? Her vocals are steady and spare. An old Wurlitzer spinet piano grounds the song while instrumental layers ebb and flow like waves.
The single is backed with an alt version of Going Home. Taylor’s original version of the song appeared in the much talked about, Selena Gomez produced show, 13 Reasons Why. Here it is re-worked into a dream-like sequence. There are echoes of Enya here, though far more pensive. Going Home (Dream Mix) seems like it is going to be confined and sparse but it opens up into an expansive, majestic, repeated refrain: I’m going home, sung simply and with hope.
These songs find Taylor growing and opening up to the world around her, whether it is her home on the beaches of Florida, or a ghostly country in her imagination, she persuades the listener to slow down, breathe and sing along, till we’re through.
SONGS FOR LATE AT NIGHT VOL.2
The city of Destin is located in the panhandle of the state of Florida, and it's best known for its beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, spring breaks and warm weather. It's an odd location for the melancholy songstress Gileah Taylor to reside, especially considering her latest record Songs For Late At Night Vol. 2 is about as far away from a beach party as you can get.
Gileah describes the album as sci-fi inspired and it's intentionally sparse with soft ambient textures, which all serve as the perfect base for her distinctive vocal and heart breaking melodies. Lyrically the record is driven by Gileah's intense interest in the writer and poet George MacDonald, coupled with her day-to-day life experiences. "The idea was to pick up the listener here on earth, have them hold on, and go somewhere other-worldly." I think it can go without saying that Gileah is a dreamer, and in this collection of songs Gileah reaches out to the listener with the intent of having them join her in these dreams.
Songs was recorded in Fort Walton Beach, FL at Printups Studio with producer Jeremy SH Griffith. While there is a small revolving cast of musicians that make up the band live, Gileah and Jeremy are the sole players on Songs. This helped them to focus first on the song, and then on the album-wide soundscape of space and distance. Stand out tracks on the record include the tripped out, beautifully orchestrated "Tears of A Spirit," the quirky, piano based ballad "John of the Four Track Heart," and the intensely personal "Going Home."