THE REAL ME DELUXE BY BRIT TAYLOR AVAILABLE JULY 9; WITH A KEY “AT LEAST THERE ARE NO BABIES” WITH DEE WHITE
Nashville, TN (June 24, 2021) With a guitar hit and three songs for the ages, rising country star and craft storyteller Brit Taylor once again invites listeners into her life and heart with the July 9 release of her expanded album, Real luxury me. After the successful release of his debut album last year True me (“… a nice mix of classic country but vintage singer-songwriter and bluegrass added” – NPR World CafÃ©; “… a stunner that showcases Taylor’s brutally honest feelings” – Writer- American songwriter; “… traditional country and thoughtful songwriting … Me is hard to beat” – CMT), Taylor follows up with his Deluxe album with two classic covers and an original song intended to be classic. Both True me and Real luxury me were produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Brainard.
“At Least There’s No Babies”, is her original song on Real luxury me. Written by Taylor and country artist Dee White, who also sings with Taylor, it was released in June to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone said “â¦ White harmonizes beautifully with Taylor looking sad” and The Musical Divide called it “absolutely excellent stuff” that “could be the best song in any of their catalogs” and ” the best song I have covered “. Driven by the rhythm of the double bass wrapped in a bow of wordy guitars, the brutally honest half-sarcasm, half-sincerity divorce song is destined to become a classic. It evokes the sounds and moods of George Jones and Tammy Wynette in a modern yet traditional lyrical noir comedy. The song has been featured on numerous playlists, including Apple’s New In Country, Spotify’s Fresh Folk and Indigo, and Amazon’s Fresh Folk and Americana.
Taylor’s cover of “I Go To Pieces” paints a modern shade of blue to a song from the Golden Age. The inventive remake – delivered in Taylor’s deliciously smooth viola – takes the song from its 1960 Mersey beat to the cosmic heartache of the 21st century. One of her all-time favorites – she remembers her grandmother singing while she was on the radio, it reminds her that quality writing and music spans the ages, bringing generations together.
His equally distinct cover of âAin’t That Lonely Yetâ mixes a bit of Roy Orbison with a big dose of Dwight Yoakum, resulting in a painfully melancholy recreation of the song. She swaps a ’90s rhythm for a smooth’ 60s groove – and a few strings from Glen Campbell – to firmly anchor the classic in the 21st century. On a personal note, singing the hit of his fellow East Kentucky heroine was a dream come true.
âI was told I was an old soul in a young body’s body, and maybe that is true,â Taylor said. âI didn’t choose the covers of my album, they chose me a long time ago. I wanted people to experience the two very different musical worlds that influence the music I make today.
List of tracks:
Waking up is not easy
Love me back
Leave me tomorrow
Come down swingin ‘
Ain’t it lonely again
I’m going to pieces
At least there are no babies
Real Me Deluxe, like its parent album, perfectly presents Brit Taylor, both musically and personally. Not afraid to be influenced by the past she loves and adapt it to the future she is, the album – with its influences which include the vibes of Bobby Gentry, Loretta Lynn honky-tonk, Waylon and Willie waltzes, Tammy and George’s duets, western swing and heartbreaking vocals – tell musical stories that manage to be dramatic, humorous, heartfelt and honest. Each song has a purpose and each song tells its personal story. And every song manages to get stuck in your head before you’ve even finished the first listen.
Real Me was born out of difficult times. It is Taylor’s reflective musical journey through self-discovery and the discovery of his âreal meâ. Her idyllic life had imploded and her fulfilled dreams – marriage, band, publishing deal, even her dog died – had become real disappointments. She had to see what was wrong with her life before she could figure out what would be right. As liberating as Real Me was, she knew her saga wasn’t really complete. There was another story to share – one that would become the final chapter in this phase of his life.
Taylor is truly genuine, something she knows you can never fake. Real luxury me is the real story and the real emotions of Taylor. And, in a way, it becomes everyone’s story. âAt least there are no babiesâ and Real Me Deluxe complete the story.