Kim Taylor - Love's A Dog
~ CD Review ~
Apr 2, 2014
Kim Taylor is an Indie singer/songwriter from Cincinatti. She writes songs with marketable hooks ala Sheryl Crowe, but has a bluesy side more like Susan Tedeschi. Her husky and expressive voice is woven admist strong musical arrangements.
“Like a Woman Can” has a really great throbbing under-belly – gritty and soulful. It has a catchy tune, and sounds as if it was built on the arching back of a hissing cat. It cries: we aint gonna take it no more. I get the feeling that Kim is not sitting there thinking, “Gee, what kind of song should I write today?” Her songs are responses to life.
“I’m a woman worth equality
“I wish I could help you
“Love’s a Dog” cleverly illustrates the characters that haunt us while we suffer over love. This is one of my favorites on the CD.
“Love’s a dog that wanders by
“You are So Beautiful” has a Rickie Lee Jones feeling, full of longing and sweetness, with a full sounding, minor-key ending arranged as if by Brian Wilson.
“I searched for love,
“Time and Again” is an edgy tune, recalling the styles of Stevie Nicks, Marti Jones and Sam Phillips. Great beat, great hook.
“We Are Washed” is a paean of love renewed, hope given back, an encouraging ‘it’s gonna be okay’ song.
“We are washed at the table
“When I Lay Down” is a prayer to release burdens at the end of the day and take refuge in love.
“When I lay down at night,
“Take What You Want” is a declaration of love that seems to expect no reciprocation.
“I’ll do my best tonight
Kim Taylor is an artist with mettle and maturity, keen powers of observation and is deserving of major radio play. Check out her website for touring dates and CDs for sale, lyrics and more at kim-taylor.net.
Press Photo from kim-taylor.com
Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.
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