Taylor Curtis is an undiscovered musical gem from Vancouver who has been writing songs and playing the guitar since his early teenage years.
One day, towards the end of Curtis’ high school years his left lung spontaneously collapsed, and he was admitted for immediate surgery.
His lengthy recovery required intense rehabilitation and he began vocal training to strengthen his lungs.
This training not only benefited Curtis’ lungs but also greatly improved his vocal ability, and he became a much stronger singer.
During his college years, Curtis played with a number of different bands, until he was ready to venture out as a solo artist. Combining his two great loves for music and storytelling.
He began releasing his signifcant music in 2019 and the release of his EP titled “Neurotica” is due for release in December. Here we are introduced to the fourth single from this EP, “SOS”.
The song begins and we are immeditely spellbound by a funky, sanguine guitar riff and Curtis’ raspy, alluring vocals.
His performance expresses deep emotion and intensity with captivatingly beautiful vocals which are filled with powerful expression and a seductive quality.
Incessant drumming thrusts the song forward, and Curtis’ syncopated guitar hooks create a playful and intriguing soundscape.
The musical intensity increases as they approach the chorus, until Curtis releases a passionate lyrical delivery; “What good is life if we’re just running away, what good is time if I’m wasting mine”.
These emotionally provocative lyrics draw the listener in, deeper and deeper, submersing us in a hypnotic musical vortex.
During college, Curtis majored in English and his expertise in storytelling is applied with wonderful artistic flair to engage and captivate the listener, weaving a vivid image in the mind’s eye.
Raw and truthful lyrics convey vulnerable experiences and shared understanding.
Curtis wrote this song in 2016, a tormented year filled with feelings of fear for missed opportunities in every aspect of his life.
He expertly imparts this experience by bringing his listeners to the brink of desolation, only to entice us back into the light with a hopeful energy.
Curtis told us; “I think that’s the most important message baked into the song: as dark as things may get sometimes, there’s always space for the light to find a way”.
His music is reminiscent of early 2000s’ rock with electrifying guitar tones similar to that of Radiohead and the shrewdness of the Arctic Monkeys.
Keep an eye out for Curtis’ upcoming EP here:
If you enjoy music from artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, then Taylor Curtis will fit perfectly on your playlist.
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