Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ben Taylor Releases Video For “Worlds Are Made Of Paper”

A few months ago, Ben Taylor released his latest album Listening.  I happen to like his work so this newest album has ended up in my collection.  About three weeks ago, he debuted a new video.  It's for the song "Worlds Are Made Of Paper" and was directed by Trish Sie

After seeing the video still of Taylor drinking a cuppa while a frisky couple go at it, I figured I should see what the heck was going on.  Well, we get a video full of Taylor going about his day while the couple are going at it somewhat like bunnies.  Apparently, they all live together ... they sleep together, bathe together, shop together ... well, you get the picture.  Taylor functions around them like it's is a normal thing.  Normally, I'd find this concept boring but Taylor's laid-back, blasé vibe makes it a pleasant and humorous clip.  Check it out below.   

Taylor will be at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on Saturday, December 15.  It'll cost you $12 adv / $15 dos with a one drink minimum.

“Worlds Are Made Of Paper” is from Taylor’s recently released new full-length studio album, Listening (Sun Pedal Recordings/ILG).   The new album is the follow-up to Taylor’s critically acclaimed 2008 release The Legend Of Kung Folk - Part 1 (the Killing Bite).  His latest effort seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country/western, running the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to multi-layered vocals and fresh beats. 

Taylor performed new songs from Listening this summer on VH1’s Morning Buzz and FOX Good Day New York, and he was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More, and KCRW’s School Nights. Taylor will also perform on the CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in January 2013.

Singer songwriter Ben Taylor’s music is marked by a noted honesty and authenticity of feeling, starting with his tuneful and expressive voice, honest lyrics and immaculate acoustic guitar playing. Taylor embarked on his professional musical journey ten years ago, but has had music in his veins since birth as the son of legends James Taylor and Carly Simon. His acclaimed previous releases comprise his debut album 2003’s Famous Among The Barns, 2005’s Another Run Around The Sun, and 2008’s The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite).