BOY / Rachel Taylor
BOY is a contagious confection that has spread across the internet like wildfire. The Hamburg-based duo gets your toes tapping, mind playing, feet moving, emotions travelling, head thinking, and hips jerking. But above all, they make music that brings a smile to your face. Imagine a mix of the art school elegance of Phoenix, the lively melodies of Feist, and the emotional depth of Bon Iver. But to draw such comparisons is superficial and not especially helpful because what you miss is the originality of the BOY concept and the charisma of its two performers.
Rachel Taylor has honed her creative blend of alternative folk, 1950s country, and thoughtful unplugged pop through jazz performance and songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Mentored by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer Michael Been, Rachel has gone on to work with producer/songwriter and Grammy winner Charlie Peacock. Taylor’s release Heartbreak is for Everyone is what she believes to be her best work yet. Vocals reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn are what set this compilation of sultry, haunting, and yet familiar, songs apart.