Sean Taylor’s debut single London takes you right back to the glory days of John Martyn. Sean wrote the song on a rainy evening in Soho and the decision to call on legendary double bass player Danny Thompson to join was a stroke of inspired genius. Danny conjures some lovely jazz bass lines that are reminiscent of Solid Air and Sean, whilst not mimicking John, has those real lazy sounding vocals down to the t…helped by a late night recording session laced with whiskey in Austin, Texas, with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani-Di Franco). The whole delivery and feel is perfect for the journey that unfolds on an all-night trip from the West End to Brixton, passing through Terry and Julie’s ‘Waterloo Sunset’ en route.
The B single is a a great bluesy number with Sean pitching in some some killer blues harmonica, not over-rushed…nicely paced and chilled, the whole rhythm and upbeat movement is a chip off J.J. Cale demonstrating a maturing sound that leaves you wanting more…you’ll have to wait for Sean’s forthcoming album CHASE THE NIGHT when Danny and Sean’s collaboration is also one of the highlights.
London is available from August 4th on iTunes here.
Sean Taylor – River
‘River’ is a new video directed by Colm McCarthy which features a new song from my forthcoming album ‘Chase The Night’ … ‘River’ is my first ever spoken word piece, a lyric for London, a poem for the greatest city in the world … home