Brit Taylor – Back In The Fire
You have to use your imagination especially hard while listening to Brit Taylor, a relatively new Nashville artist. Her vocals, and the sumptuous instrumentation accompanying “Back in the fire” make for a truly modern indie-country listen.
But, at the heart of it, all pulsates blues and country precision. It’s a song that under a different guise, could easily pass a garage-rocker. It would only make sense that it would, given the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach involvement in writing this.
Musically, the simple blues-rock chord progression is treated to the stress of numerous sounds that leave the scene as quickly as they’ve entered it, only adding to the lush sonic palette. It’s a modern wall of sound.
Brit Taylor’s “Back in the fire” sounds like country-chic. It’s a modern take on a familiar sound, it’s stylish, and created by seasoned pros.
Pierrot – Shut Up, Son
Pierrot’s “Shut Up, Son” sounds like mature Brit-pop. Now, it’s true that on our site “maturity” is not always used in the nicest of contexts. We tend to think to think of these artists as boring, repetitive, card carrying members of the Phil Collins fanclub.
But, hear Pierrot out. From the tense bassline, to the echo-driven guitar, to the horn section, this is carefully planned stuff. And, while the Argentine-born singer sounds more like an older statesmen here, the lyrics of the song tell the story of a child rebelling against an overbearing father figure. That’s a tale for the ages.
Think of this as a 90s inspired “Prodigal Son” with plenty of bells and whistles to go along with the tune.