So you may know that I spend the better part of 13 years in South Africa so I have a very special spot in my heart for it, especially Cape Town. Every now and again some musical diamond appears and since it is rare it is something to rejoice and support – you may remember I put the lime light on Dear Reader and Goldfish not too long ago.
Now we have a new and AMAZING star emerging. Her name is Tailor and her debut album is called The Dark Horse which was released at the end of July. That half of Tailor’s debut album was written in a day is remarkable enough. That those songs spilt out of the Cape Town-based singer without any warning is as strange and striking as ‘The Dark Horse’ sounds.
She described the experience as follows:
As Tailor, it was my first time solo in a proper studio with a producer,” recalls the singer, who was first signed with a band at the age of 15. “I took what I thought were my twelve best songs, written over a few years. Just as we finished laying down the last one, I began playing about on my guitar and singing lyrics that seemed to sail in to my head. I didn’t even realize I had written a song until the producer asked me to play it again because he hadn’t hit record.”
“One by one, new tracks just flowed out of me. No one could believe I hadn’t prepared them. It was a bizarre, spiritual experience. I felt as though I had floated out of my body and was watching someone else. I learnt a lot about myself that day. I discovered a side to me I didn’t know was there.”
Whether that is the truth or some pretty marketing story to impress people – one thing is for sure – she is incredible. This is the most enchanting song I heard in a while and I LOVE THE VIDEO.
Here is Wolf
I wish I could make a soundtrack to my life and breathe in the notes every day