It’s always a good day whenever Nolan Taylor releases new music.
The Cincinnati-area troubadour has been steadily releasing singles all year long, and today released his debut EP Life & Love, featuring five brutally honest and hard-hitting tracks. Concept wise, it’s nothing particularly new from Taylor, yet the music still seems to get better and better with each release.
Each of the five songs is painstakingly introspective, as Taylor continues to open up with unprecedented transparency, taking fans through his life, his relationships, and his struggles with mental health. You can hear the emotion in his soulful, gravelly voice, as he takes the listener through a five song masterclass in descriptive lyricism and authenticity.
Sonically, while still stripped-back and raw with a classic rootsy feeling, the instrumentation is a bit more intricate on this record than in his previous singles, perfectly accenting his powerful as ever vocals and top-tier songwriting with a slightly bigger sound.
Taylor joined forces with producer Eddie Spear, who has been on absolute fire lately, producing music for Zach Bryan, Southall, and many other industry titans with whom Nolan Taylor’s name belongs. Nolan provided some extra insight into what the project means to him and what it was like getting it done with Spear:
“Life & Love is a series of songs that I had been sitting on for a while. This project is a five-song story of my life over the past few years. I had the pleasure to sit in a studio over a four-day period with Eddie Spear who produced/engineered it & share stories of my life & what these songs mean to me.
I couldn’t be any more proud with how they came out, I truly believe Eddie encapsulated the essence of what these songs mean to me in my heart & soul. I hope you guys enjoy it & I cannot wait to get you more music. Onward & upward”
Incredibly down to earth and always grateful for his fans and the support he receives, Taylor took to Instagram as well to reiterate how important this project is to him.
“It feels so good for Life & Love to be out. These are 5 songs that mean a hell of a lot to me and being able to put those feelings and thoughts into the music and out for the world is quite honestly the most cathartic experience. I couldn’t have done any of this without y’all.
Every message, comment, tag, hug, high-five…everything you guys do for me has me just extremely grateful. Thank you for accepting me. Thank you for embracing me. And thank you for being here with me. I hope you enjoy Life & Love, thank you.”