MUSIC REVIEWS ..TAYLOR SHERIDAN :WHEN THE DEMONS COME

TAYLOR SHERIDAN
HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
When The Demons Come

After two independent EP releases and a string of singles emerging Australian singer- songwriter, Taylor Sheridan has channelled all the disquieting energies of a mental health crisis into song and come up with what is possibly a career-altering track.

When The Demons Come is a powerful and emotive tour de force highlighting Taylor’s undeniable musical talent and extraordinary gift for storytelling. Recently Taylor has also been treading the boards with some of the country’s most established acts, opening for Vanessa Amorosi and Jon Stevens on their nationwide tours, and appearing alongside Pete Murray, Thirsty Merc, Daryl Braithwaite and John Farnham at regional Red Hot Summer shows.

Taylor’s decision to seek solace in the process of songwriting and resurface empowered has resulted in an achingly personal song and one with all the hallmarks of a hit; a passionate vocal performance, a dynamic and stellar production and hooky melodic sections that reinforce the depth and scale of the lyrics. With lines such as, ‘Do you hear them coming, or just feel it in your bones’, Taylor explores the universal nature of the song’s theme, turning the idea over to the listener, questioning them. And the answer is, no doubt, a resounding yes: yes sometimes some of us can hear them approaching. And those who don’t would indeed know someone who is only too aware of these inner invasions.

However, Taylor’s song does not revel in the gloom, but rather seizes on the opportunistic, utilising these bleak inclinations and complexions to traverse this dark and debilitating subterrane for re-emergence, getting out alive, stronger and more enlightened for the experience. It’s quite a big track, both lyrically and sonically. The all-embracing style of production seems to echo the open-hearted nature of Taylor’s performance and his writing and, of course, his ambitions.

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