The artists that leave the strongest impressions on us are often those that seem to remain undefinable; it simply isn’t easy to find ‘similar artists’ to some musicians, which only adds to their elusive, enigmatic effect. One such artist is New Yorker-cum-Stockport singer songwriter, Taylor Giacoma.
Transatlantic, Multi-genre Storyteller
A brief listen to Taylor’s earlier albums, 2007’s ‘Transatlantic Lammy’ and 2009’s ‘Hold On – A Song Cycle’, will quickly inform listeners that Giacoma is a multi-genre storyteller that cannot be pinned down.
Sweeping effortlessly from dark, intense classical influences, to a serene yet forlorn folk sound in a matter of a single verse, you’ll find yourself away on a musical journey, wondering how on earth that last song switched genre and style without you even noticing.
Hailing from the other side of the pond and now a firm fixture of the Greater Manchester acoustic scene, Taylor’s lyrics and playing style speak of experience and deep truths learned on a travelling path, destined to find the answer to life’s questions.
Taylor’s latest single, ‘Ordinary Morning’, is , as you’d imagine, anything but ordinary. A Beatles-esque choppy-piano bounces along, sounding like a more alternative, contemporary version of McCartney’s verse in ‘A Day in The Life’. As the song picks up, Taylor’s passion intensifies as she almost growls her lyrics with a carefully-controlled frustration, before gracefully picking out syllables in a scat-jazz style in the very next line.
You’re bound to be taken on a journey with Taylor Giacoma’s works, keep an eye out for her and check her out on Spotify.