Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Influences

Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Waifs, Colin Hay


Website

Bio

By the age of 14, Townsville-based, emerging singer-songwriter, Tayla Young, knew she had a knack for storytelling and over the years maintained, what she describes as, a casual but ultimately healthy relationship with music. Now, at 22, she’s decided to take that relationship to the next level, fully committing to her potential and diving head first into the music community.

Growing up, she was heavily influenced by the likes of Paul Kelly, The Waifs and Colin Hay. Through listening to these Australian writers, Tayla developed a similar ability to tell a story from start to finish using a traditional structure. She then adds colour and intrigue to her lyrics through brilliantly executed figurative writing techniques. Her endearing vocal tones have been described as a composite of Julia Stone and Missy Higgins, gentle but strong and an unmistakable Australian accent.

Early this year, Tayla released her debut single ‘Southbound’, a tribute to first responders that she originally posted online as a live-sung video recording in 2016 and received over 200,000 views. ‘Southbound’ ranked at #16 on the triple j Unearthed Roots charts. She shortly followed with her latest release, ‘Crime Of Comparison’, a stripped back, acoustically performed track that further exhibits an admirable honesty in Tayla’s song-writing, receiving over 60,000 streams on Spotify in its first month.

This is only the beginning for Tayla as she relishes her newfound presence among the Townsville music community and continues to captivate audiences through live performance, with plans in motion for a third single release in September.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

13 May 2019

Triple J
40

big fan of your warm, firefly storytelling

big fan of your warm, firefly storytelling

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

This is nice. Tayla has an obvious way with words but it's not overdone for the sake of it. Gently performed to really paint the picture. And it's a good one.

This is nice. Tayla has an obvious way with words but it's not overdone for the sake of it. Gently performed to really paint the picture. And it's a good one.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

11 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Fell for this one too! Lovely stuff.

Fell for this one too! Lovely stuff.