Australian country music artists are producing some great country pop. The McClymonts arguably established the direction of the genre (and, yes, we could have that argument but writing a blog allows for unilateral statements so I’m making one) and in the years since they released their eponymous EP in 2006 a variety of artists have emerged not so much following in their wake as expanding the genre and offering stories from their own experience.
Taylor Moss is a 23-year-old Sunshine Coast-based singer-songwriter who first entered a recording studio at the age of fifteen, and four years ago was a finalist in Toyota Star Maker. In late 2017 she released new music independently that led to a support spot with Jimmy Barnes and performances at The Gympie Music Muster, and she’s made several appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Last year Moss went back into the studio with producer Matt Fell, who worked on her original releases, to record some new songs. ‘Take It From Me’ was released in April this year, and now Moss has released ‘Let Me Be’. It’s a coming of age song, told through the eyes of a young woman making her own choices and living with the consequences as well as learning from experience.
Moss is creating great, catchy and entertaining songs – the essence of pop – as well as leaning in to the storytelling side of country, as you’ll find out in ‘Let Me Be’.
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