Nolan Taylor is back with another single, and this one might be his best yet.
Another hard hitting, brutally honest tune about some of the really dark times in his life, and more importantly the people that helped him get through those times, “Darkness” is sure to hit you where it hurts.
Cautiously optimistic, yet inexplicably austere, Taylor’s “Darkness” is a masterclass in authenticity, and as his haunting whistle looms at times throughout the tune, so too does the raw emotion that his fans have come to associate with his music.
One of my favorite things about Nolan Taylor has been his transparency with the meaning behind his songs, frequently providing insight into his music on social media, and recently, he’s been releasing a Behind the Song recording with each single in which he becomes very vulnerable with his fans about the content of the song.
Taylor took to Instagram yesterday to share a sneak peak of the tune and some brief comments.
“Darkness comes out tonight and I couldn’t be more excited for you to listen to it. It’s a heavy one but I feel like we all go through moments of darkness and it’s about who we surround ourselves with to pull us through.”
To get the most out of it, I suggest you hear “Darkness (Behind the Song).”
And now, without further ado, here is Nolan Taylor’s latest single, “Darkness.”
That’ll send a shiver down your spine.
I’ve been saying it for a little while now, but I can’t stress it enough, Nolan Taylor is the real deal.
With a knack for honest songwriting that very few other artists have been able to tap into, you really have no choice but to feel every word he sings and every string he strums. Not just in “Darkness,” but in each and every song his short yet potent catalog of originals.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Taylor’s music yet, then here are a few more of my favorites from one of the most intriguing up and comers in all of music at the moment.