Brit Taylor Kicks Off 2021 In A Strong Way With "REAL ME"
Brit Taylor released her debut album REAL ME to critical acclaim, unwavering industry support and massive love from DSPs and radio in late 2020 and, on Friday, The Boot named her one of their 2021 Artists to Watch, saying “Taylor’s music can best be described as Pasty Cline with a punk-rock simmer — the kind of authenticity Nashville’s been waiting for for quite some time.” The East Kentucky native, who was raised along the rural Route US 23 Highway that spawned such iconic talents as Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton and countless others, was also named one of The (Lexington) Herald Leader’s five up-and-coming, Kentucky born musicians to watch for in 2021. They praised her album saying “the 10-song effort sees Taylor’s warble navigate a plethora of country-fied stylings including blues, old-timey waltzes, honky tonky sing-a-longs and Western swing all with an effortless allure that will leave you wanting more.”
Along with these impressive accolades, Taylor’s concept music video for the waltzy musical love child of Willie and Waylon, Broken Hearts Break debuted at #1 on CMT’s 12 Pack last week. The artsy video, directed by Steve Voss, accentuates her dedication to authenticity with Taylor clad in a black pearly birdie suit from Andrew Clancey’s Any Old Iron that tells her story in clothing. Check it out here.
Taylor’s REAL ME continues to receive acclaim from some of the media’s biggest tastemakers including WMOT Roots Radio in Nashville who said, “Taylor’s real voice on Real Me is velvety, wine-soaked, low and luxurious - not to mention playful and assured. She identifies with Patsy Cline, and that’s fair, while fans may also hear echoes of Allison Moorer and Kelly Willis.”
Paste Magazine praised it saying, “Taylor released her retro-C&W debut disc Real Me. The Dave Brainard-produced, Dan Auerbach-assisted effort features her smoky singing voice on everything from barn-dance waltzes (“Raggedy Heart,” “Broken Heart Breaks”) to the Western-swing “Go Down Swingin’,” the honky-tonk growling “Married Again,” and Dusty in Memphis-plush experiments like “Back in the Fire.”
“Like the classic music of a Loretta Lynn or Tammy Wynette, Taylor centers her songs around melodic vocals and honest lyrics that involve Taylor’s search for her real self,” gloated The Morning Call
Listen to REAL ME here.