Just in time for the boldness of summer, Taylor Tucker is making her saucy debut. This up-and-coming artist is carving her place in the music world with an ear-catching soulful edge accompanied by witty lyricism inspired by the likes of Lily Allen and Sara Bareilles. Taylor is set to release her first EP next month, and listeners can get a feel for what’s to come with the lead single and title-track, “Leather Shoes.”
Stemming from a comical exchange with a fellow who didn’t seem to understand what “not interested” means, Taylor combined snark, soul, and music savvy to create this vivacious tune. The track, which features the stylings of Alex Nauth (Foxy Shazam, The Skulx) on the horns, was recorded, mixed, and mastered at SwitchBitch Studios in Park Slope along with the rest of The Leather ShoesEP. As a result, this lively jam serves as the perfect introduction to both the project and Taylor Tucker herself.
The inspiration for ‘Leather Shoes’ came when I was at a bar in Manhattan – a place where the suits, ties, and leather shoes strut through by the dozen. A guy approached me at a bar with some funky white leather shoes and stories to tell for days. His home run move was when he tried to impress me with how wealthy he was (total turn on), notes Taylor. But what really tipped me over the edge was when he asked the bartender to “get this little lady a drink of Goose on the rocks”. Um, hi, I’m not little. And I don’t want a drink.