Australian songstress Taylen turns in some of her most endearing material so far in the all-new single “All My Girls,” which blends her magnetic poetry with a supply synthesized rhythm that is sure to spice up your springtime. In this song, Taylen pulls out all the stops and builds on the highbrow style of her single “Drive” by expanding her lyrical framework to reflect her supreme depth of emotion. Produced with a close attention to detail, there’s nothing to get between us and her fascinating approach to songwriting in “All My Girls,” and it’s easily one of the hottest new tracks out this March.
There are a lot of layers in this single, and each one of them acts as an agent of engagement, keeping us both physically and audiologically connected with the song as it unfolds in real-time. The dynamically mixed bass is the most prominent element here next to the vocals, but it isn’t aggressively faceted or overpowering of the percussion in the least. There was clearly a lot of time and effort put into hammering out even smallest of details in this track, and the efforts of Taylen and her producers were by no means in vain.
This EQ keeps us on the edge of our seat from beginning to end in “All My Girls,” and really highlights the remarkable vocal range that Taylen brings into the studio with her every time she records new material. Instead of scooping out all of the middle to create a really forceful finish, it’s relegated to the synthesizers and allowed to spill out of our speakers with impunity while Taylen weaves one melodic verse into the next in a surreal patchwork of lush harmonies. If even a fraction of her awesome presence in this song translates well to the stage environment, then she’s going to be one heck of a live act, and that’s putting it very mildly.
As engaging as the instrumentation supporting her in the background is, the undisputed crown jewel of this single is the chicly textured vocal that Taylen discharges elegantly and with a cathartic optimism that stands in sharp contrast to the gloom and doom plaguing the top tier of the Billboard charts as of late. Despite the uncompromising bassline, she dominates every line in “All My Girls” with her affectionate drawl, and pummels us with relentless harmonies that could intoxicate an entire nightclub if played at a loud enough volume.
Taylen has yet to disappoint her growing number of fans as well as critics like myself, but this single definitely raises the bar for both her and her peers. In an era rife with pop plasticity and disingenuous emotional balladry, she’s delivering a legitimately moving style of lyricism, accented with a stellar electro-pop prowess, which could easily put her at the forefront of a very talented underground movement starting to get its footing in 2019. She’s becoming an unstoppable force to be reckoned with, and “All My Girls” solidifies her status as one of the most important artists to watch going into 2020.