Chamber-pop artist Taali first appeared on my radar sometime last year. What caught my attention was her visual direction for one of her tracks, “Hear You Now.” To me, it was clear she channels a sacred and creative energy in her body of work. What stands out most about Taali’s productions are the emphasis on vocals - ethereal in all the right spots and powerful when needed.
Today, we're pleased to premiere a new track featuring José James. On "Snowfall On Orchard" both Taali and José James' vocal deliveries could melt butter on fresh warm toast; they're beautifully layered over guitar that really compliments the vibe. That sacred energy I gravitated toward is still present and reflective. Taali continues to celebrate her journey with Los Angeles as a source of inspiration but still being mindful of her NY roots.
She said this about the new song:
"Snowfall on Orchard" and its surrounding EP, 'Were Most Of Your Stars Out?' honor where I come from, where I've journeyed, and where I've landed. I wrote "Snowfall on Orchard" with José in Manhattan, during a blizzard. It was and remains a transparent, dreamy accounting of the beginning of a love affair. After I wrote the song, I settled in Los Angeles for two years, where my writing and creativity exploded. Los Angeles (the current worldwide capitol of songwriting, in my opinion), shaped my sound and it shaped my soul. We founded our record label with Brian Bender in Atwater Village, and now run the label as a bicoastal venture. The song grounds us in the city we wrote and recorded it (NYC), and the city where it was mixed and released (LA)."
Check out the track below.