Guided by her indomitable inner compass, Maria Taylor moved home to Birmingham, AL, last year, back to her family and to the South, which has always greatly influenced her music. With a distinct, raw sound in mind, Taylor self-produced for the first time and called upon friend and neighbor Lester Nuby III (Verbena, Vulture Whale) to engineer Overlook. She sought to capture the sound of the South, of Alabama and its music scene, enlisting a host of local musicians to flesh out the album. The sessions ran loose and easy, with family and friends often stopping in and spending time as she recorded.
Much of Overlook is about the searching and uncertainties that come with growing up and growing older. The songs vary in sound from alluringly bold and immediate to softer contemplation. All throughout, Taylor's voice is illuminating, drawing listeners in with its warm and resolute yet vulnerable grace.
- 1. Masterplan
- 2. Matador
- 3. Happenstance
- 4. Like It Does
- 5. Bad Idea?
- 6. Idle Mind
- 7. In A Bad Way
- 8. This Could Be A Lifetime
- 9. Along For The Ride
Mar 25London, UK Maria Taylor with Brad Armstrong at O2 Academy Islington
Mar 26Essen, Germany Maria Taylor and Brad Armstrong at Zeche Carl
Mar 28Osnabrück, Germany Maria Taylor at Kleine Freiheit
Mar 30Cologne, Germany Maria Taylor at Blue Shell
Mar 31Berlin, Germany Maria Taylor with Brad Armstrong at Auster Club
Apr 01Dresden, Germany Maria Taylor at Beatpol
Apr 03Munich, Germany Maria Taylor at Orangehouse, Feierwerk
Apr 04Vienna, Austria Maria Taylor at Chelsea
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