Brooke Taylor is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne whose style has influences from folk, rock and country. Over the past few months she’s played shows and festivals around Australia, including St Kilda Music Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Taste Of Tassie and Swagger Music Festival. In 2017 she released her debut EP Two and in 2018 the single ‘Your Side of Our Bed’.
Taylor’s latest release is the single ‘I Still Close My Eyes (and See Your Face)’ and, in short, it’s a cracker. Taylor has a beautiful deep tone to her voice that conveys warmth as well as hard-won wisdom, and the longing and loss in this song are completely plausible because you can hear them in that voice. What’s also plausible is a sense of picking herself up and carrying on, acknowledging that loss and learning to live with it.
Musically this is one for those who love classic country that sounds like it’s being sung in a dark bar to that one person in the corner who really needs to hear it. Taylor has the gift of communication and she uses it so well in this song.
Taylor will launch the single on Friday 15 November at the Fyrefly in St Kilda, Melbourne, with support from Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits.