The melancholy and jarring new video for “Come Follow Me Down,” which premiered today via The Fader, follows that script as though it were meticulously planned – WATCH HERE.
Of the heavy lyrical content of the song, which accompanies the haunting, dystopian-like video which features dark and looming characters and situations that could have easily been lifted from the pages of a Margaret Atwood novel, “It’s not a wishing of darkness upon someone else,” George says, “but more of a desperate search for understanding. It’s a love song that calls on that person to feel what you feel in order to understand why you are who you are.”
“Come Follow Me Down” is an extension of what Taylor has become known for: gritty vocals, delivered soaked in Daptone soul and eloquent lyrics that reflect the bands that influenced him like Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Peter Green. His unwavering commitment to his colorful and timeless sound has started to create a soft buzz around his songwriting.