Mid Day Music Blast: Elliot Taylor “Different Somehow”

In the middle of a US tour with The Pierce Brothers, this UK singer-songwriter is turning heads with his raspy vocals and authentic lyrics. The thing that turned my head though was when Elliot told us that this song was recorded in a single take with just one microphone. If you have any experience recording anything at all really, you know how elusive the “one take” is. Elliot absolutely nails it with this track.

Elliot weaves a tale of a relationship, or honestly, maybe not even a relationship, but a tale of two passing ships. They know that their time could be limited together, so the song embraces the idea that we should live in the moment and take advantage of our opportunities. It goes into the idea that even throughout different parts of their time together, there are very distinct points where life was different for them both; from the butterfly stages, all the way to the breakup at the end. I just finished a semi-relevant episode of Black Mirror last night, so that could be my mind forcing a connection. In the episode, most people have this chip in their head that records their whole life. Long story short, and without ruining any plot points, the protagonist of the story rewinds to see various points of his relationship with his wife, good and bad. This song is like that episode. It’s snippets of their life together, and each one is very clearly a separate stage in how they felt about each other.

Elliot Taylor is a raw and talented storyteller with the perfect blend of soul and control. His debut EP, Live from Hell’s Kitchen, released four days ago, and I am absolutely hooked. If the above song didn’t immediately get Elliot added to your Spotify playlists, check out the music video below.

Also, if you want to listen to all of the bands we have featured for the month of June, head over to our Spotify playlist to check that out.

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