Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Influences

Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Waifs, Colin Hay


Website

linktr.ee/taylayoung

Bio

Tayla Young is a Brisbane-based musician with a knack for storytelling and an admitted love of sharing her own. Tayla grew up in Townsville listening to the likes of Paul Kelly, Colin Hay, the Waifs, and Missy Higgins. Tayla’s admiration of Australian songwriters played a fundamental part in the development of her own craft, which is evident in her writing style. Tayla describes her songwriting as a form of compensation for her tendency to overshare and admits to having accepted that when she writes, the rules of song structure will always come second to telling a story in its entirety. Tayla is praised for her ability to write lyrics that are uncomplicated but rich with significance. It’s obvious that she chooses her words carefully. Her endearing vocal delivery is gentle but strong, with a true North Queensland inflection.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Lots of charm in this package from Tayla. It's an intimate tale of exploring your feelings further, with that closeness only heightened by Tayla's rounded Australian tone. I love the repetition in delivery there of "ask/last/laugh/heart/half".

Lots of charm in this package from Tayla. It's an intimate tale of exploring your feelings further, with that closeness only heightened by Tayla's rounded Australian tone. I love the repetition in delivery there of "ask/last/laugh/heart/half".

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

06 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

A strong and beautiful follow-up to 'With the Fire', Taylor Young has a unique approach to her lyrism that is dynamic and familiar.

A strong and beautiful follow-up to 'With the Fire', Taylor Young has a unique approach to her lyrism that is dynamic and familiar.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 May 2021

Triple J
40

what a majestic, measured and distinctly local type of songwriting tayla is showing off here. missy higgins and asha jefferies fans might have to put some time aside to get familiar with tayla.

what a majestic, measured and distinctly local type of songwriting tayla is showing off here. missy higgins and asha jefferies fans might have to put some time aside to get familiar with tayla.