Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Barkaa, Lisi


band members

Uncle Kev Starkey


Website

Bio

White Lies is a call to change the date of Australia Day due to the dark history and suffering of its First Nations Peoples. Taylah J shares an educated view of the colonisation, destruction and racism in the history of this country, showing a youthful understanding on social issues, as well as social injustice, past and present.

“White Lies presents listeners with an insight into the untaught history of Australia and social injustices upon colonisation” - Taylah J

Through the craft of R'nB/Hip Hop, Taylah J has overcome many obstacles in her life to date. From breaking the barrier of being born with a speech impediment, to growing up in a socially diverse region, in a (highly supportive) Single Parent environment, as well as becoming aware and open to the world about her Identity and Gender preference.

All of which are attributive to the strong confident young Lady Taylah J is today.

These strengths are displayed in Taylah J's performance and through her everyday personality.

With the support of Taylah J's band (Stone Moth) they all come together and deliver a smooth Old Skool R'nB / Hip Hop sound, infused with Funk, Soul and Rock.

Taylah J hales from a Samoan ancestry, raised in Australia from Goreng Goreng / Taribelangbunda country to Gubbi Gubbi / Kabbi Kabbi country, on which she now resides.

Living and immersed in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, Taylah J has come to understand the trials and tribulations of this Countries First Nations Peoples. White Lies was written by, Taylah J, Uncle Kev Starkey and Andy Ward. The final engineering and mastering was done by Dr. Lachlan (Magoo) Goold who had produced some of the best in our land such as Midnight Oil, Powderfinger & Regurgitator to name but a few.

White Lies was written with Full Acknowledgement and Respect to all Elders, Past, Present and Future, representing the Traditional Countries of Australia.

Respectfully.

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

27 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Yes, indeed. Speak that truth, young queen. More fire!

Yes, indeed. Speak that truth, young queen. More fire!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

06 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Everything from the title to the use of the deconstructed natty anthem in the intro to those clever punchlines that Taylah delivers more than a few times over in this song - all of it hits. No holds barred, she comes for the colonialist juggular.

Everything from the title to the use of the deconstructed natty anthem in the intro to those clever punchlines that Taylah delivers more than a few times over in this song - all of it hits. No holds barred, she comes for the colonialist juggular.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

05 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

Fierce lay down from Taylah J. Commanding and activated. One of the most powerful entries into this years Unearthed High so far!

Fierce lay down from Taylah J. Commanding and activated. One of the most powerful entries into this years Unearthed High so far!