Maria Taylor

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Maria Taylor's Something About Knowing beckons with the opening track "Folk Song Melody," a mesmerizing acoustic-with-celestial-atmospherics composition crafted around a wordless singsong passage that's instantly familiar. "That section says everything without words and the rest of the record fills in the emotions," she says. And the emotions brimming on the album are bliss and contentment. On the title track, with a molasses flow, Maria names her blessings from the diurnal to the divine. Here she sings: "I got you/I got me/I heard the sweetest voice call me mommy/got my old 5 string/I've got everything." The music is balmy with a sweetly swaying groove, angelic backup vocals, gospel organs, and a shooting star guitar melody. The stunning "Tunnel Vision" is expansive and chiming pop with a lose-yourself-on-the-dance-floor beat.

Something About Knowing's spirit of "coming home with confidence" extends from Maria's personal and artistic peacefulness to the team she picked to surround herself with while making this album. She enlisted producer Mike Mogis, an essential creative foil on her first two records. Her brother Macey Taylor played bass on every song as well as keyboards and piano. And her old high school music pal Brad Armstrong co-wrote, played on, and recorded two tracks in his garage. "There we were back in his garage, only now we both had kids running around, it was really special," Maria says. Longtime friend and collaborator Andy LeMaster mixed these two songs. Additionally, Maria recorded the track "This Is It" with Lester Nuby, and Daniel Farris - two trusted companions she worked with on her last two records - at home in Birmingham, Alabama.

Maria Taylor has released four solo albums and an EP, and has been lauded for her collaborations with artists such as Bright Eyes, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Moby, David Barbe (Sugar, Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt), and Crooked Fingers.

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Birmingham, ALGood People Brewing CompanyAug 23

News

Maria Taylor: “You’ve Got A Way With The Light” Brite Session

January 31, 2014

Maria stopped by Brite Revolution to perform a couple of songs from her lastest album, Something About Knowing.


Maria Taylor – Something About Knowing

November 6, 2013

Maria Taylor’s “This Is It” is the Daily Download at Rolling Stone.com. Get the MP3 for free here! Also check out the new video for “Up All Night” on Under the Radar!

The new album, Something About Knowing, is available in stores, or order it from the Online Store here.



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Something About Knowing

Something About Knowing

LP / CD / MP3


Overlook

Overlook

LP / CD / MP3


In A Bad Way

In A Bad Way

CD / MP3