A Milwaukee native and now a Nashville transplant, Taylor Whitaker writes music about the complexities of life: love both unconditional and unrequited, life both glorious and heartbreaking. Her melodic and often folk-sounding songs are derived from her passion and experiences. She provides the listener, soulful folk with a country fried twang.
Today, her new single “Obsidian Sun” releases and it’s a folk alternative song written after a trip to the ancient Mesoamerican city Teotihuacan. Inspired by the vast beauty and mystery behind the culture and people that built the city, this single has an ambient folk rock style with lyrics dripping with creativity!
“I was so inspired by the landscape in Mexico that I couldn’t help but write a song after leaving. I wanted to have a song that captured the history of the Teotihuacan complex and painted a dark history. One day the whole civilization disappeared and all that was left was this city.”
On November 18th, Taylor Whitaker will also be releasing her entire debut EP, Heart on a Wire– an Americana treasure with drifty vocals, powerful lyrics and a little twang. Catch her album release show at Alley Taps (in Printers Alley) on November 17th from 6-8pm!
Heart on a Wire consists of brand new and recently remastered music that evoke a sense of longing, restlessness and hope . While The album’s namesake is reminiscent of music from days gone by with a softer sound and swing, it’s an eclectic folk Americana journey that you wish would never end.