Prolific chamber-pop singer/songwriter Taali today shares a timely cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days.” Debuted on Brightest Young Things, it features beautiful celestial vocals & live intertwined synthesizers à la Imogen Heap. Taali explains the track: “I tried to honor Jackson Browne’s spirit of repetition, resignation, and understanding in the hollow arrangement. ‘These Days’ is hallowed ground.” It follows soaring first single “What Are You Afraid Of?“ off her Were You Busy Writing Your Heart Out? EP, coming May 15 on Rainbow Blonde Records — a label and worldwide collective the artist runs with creative partner R&B/jazz vocalist José James and engineer/producer Brian Bender. She’ll also be opening for José James on tour this spring – dates below & here.
This new EP examines the complex dynamic of female friendship, including its potential and deeply painful dissolution. It follows 2019’s EP Were Most of Your Stars Out?, an acoustic collection filled with unparalleled honesty, expressive lyricism and vulnerable fragility. The titles of both EPs borrow from J.D. Salinger’s “Seymour an Introduction,” to complete a quoted phrase that informs Taali’s entire creative life: “Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out?”