Taylah Caroll has released a new single ‘Have A Party On Me’. Written on a night-walk through the city streets, an unapologetic break-up song, and a song about two incompatible truths: “I’m like a killer, revisiting death sites, while you have a party on me”. The track being a product of this delicate balancing act, constantly and precariously straddling a sense of empowerment with honesty and defenselessness.
To accompany the release is a Nick Mcck-directed video filmed in a mid-century modern, Frank Lloyd Wright-esque holiday rental in country Victoria. “We really wanted this clip to feel more cinematic, and it takes itself more seriously than previous ones. In a nutshell – it explores the narrative of a woman who lives alone, and steals lamps in order to conduct a lonesome light show at night,” says Taylah.
Transportive and with a penchant for drama, Taylah Carroll wants to lay the world before her listener; a world she characterises neatly as: “a 60s Parisian detective, meets dystopian desert cowgirl”. Hallmarked by commanding vocals and seamless transitions between vulnerability and strength, Taylah’s music melds confessional and dreamy alt-folk, with pop sensibilities and introspective lyricism.
Lyrics form the centerpiece of her craft, exploring themes of self-actualisation, growth and loss, rich with brooding contemplation and punctuated by observational wit. The dissection of what she sees and hears around her, whether observing a friend mid-breakup or describing a childhood walk through the suburbs is by turns charming and withering.