Singer-songwriter MariaTaylor has officially announced her upcoming self-titled album, which is set to release on November 11th! Maria‘s seventh and most personal record to date, MariaTaylor will release through her own label Flower Moon Records. For more information, please visit: mariataylormusic.com.
With excitement towards the new record, Maria explains, “The more you get to know these songs sonically, lyrically, and emotionally, the more you will get a sense of who I am. I co-produced this record with my longtime friend, Louis Schefano, in the living room of my tiny Los Angeles home. Most all of my records are personal, but there’s something about this one that stands out to me as a true representation of who I am. I hear a calm cohesiveness and strength to this record that comes from a lifetime of learning who I am as an artist and a person. Getting old ain’t that bad ;)”
Recorded in the midst of typical family chaos, Maria shares moments of extreme vulnerability with us as well as the beauty she’s witnessed along the way. She knows how to move forward into the future and, on this record, she shows us unreservedly a MariaTaylor who isn’t letting a fear of the unknown keep her from diving into it.
While most everything was played by Maria, Schefano and husband, Ryan Dwyer, special guests also extend to family and friends alike. Joshua Radin added beautiful harmonies on “Stay with You” while Maria‘s brother, Macey Taylor aka Uncle Mace (Bright Eyes and the Mystic Valley band) tracked all of the bass parts at her dad’s (Big Mace) house in Birmingham, Alabama. Marko Kurtovic and Brad Armstrong lent guitar licks, while Tiffany Osborn recorded violin and viola in the “isolation booth” – Maria‘s kid’s tiny bedroom. Armstrong also trekked to NYC with a microphone and laptop where he, Maria, and her husband recorded Adam Duritz‘s achingly powerful vocal track on “Waiting in Line” in the living room of his Manhattan apartment.
Maria‘s 7-year-old son Miles Dwyer wrote and performed on “Miley’s Song.” After Miles recorded his piano at home, Maria turned it into a family affair, with parts emailed in from Uncle Mace, Big Mace, and Aunt Kate.
MariaTayloris set to release on November 11, 2019 via Flower Moon Records. For more information, please visit: mariataylormusic.com