New Music Critique: Gloria Taylor

Gloria Taylor  
Contact: [email protected]

Web: gloriataylormusic.com

Seeking: Label, Film/TV, Distribution
Style: Folk, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter

Delicate, dreamy and lulling, singer-songwriter Gloria Taylor’s recordings glow with a special intelligence in their songwriting and structure, each tune delivered in a voice that is perfectly suited for her intimate, resonant messages. That gentle, soulful voice, both soothing and sensual, and her acoustic guitar, share the spotlight, as the arrangements blossom subtly with occasional piano, percussion, mandolin and vocal backups. All of it enveloped in a mist of reverb that keeps the listener glued. Whether she’s singing about love, death or leaving, Taylor’s songs “100 Different Ways,” Sun,” “You Know”—though none of them a hit—are an artful pleasure to experience.  A deep, soothing sound bath.