Dulcie Taylor delivers an emotionally affecting new album
BY GLEN STARKEY
New Times SLO
When Dulcie Taylor speaks, there’s no hiding her South Carolina roots, reflected in both her drawling accent and her unrelenting southern charm. After establishing her singer-songwriter bonafides in the Washington D.C. area, she moved to SLO County a couple years ago and wasted no time immersing herself in our own local music scene, even while her previous three albums were enjoying radio play nationwide.
Last year she entered and won the New Times Music Awards “Best Songwriter” category and won with “Cigarette Smoke.” This year, she’s released her fourth album, Only Worn One Time, and it’s a stunner—11 tracks recorded locally at the Colorado Room in Atascadero and produced by George Nauful and Tyson Leonard, mixed by Keith Olsen, and released on Mesa/Bluemoon Records. Continue reading
by Bob Silvestri
Critics favorite Dulcie Taylor has returned with another fine EP this one titled Edges of Silver. The acclaimed and gifted singer songwriter keeps things simple by not overdressing the songs with added instrumentations or effects. The music is there to sooth and accompanies the lyrics which are very important to each song. Continue reading
Michael Doherty| Posted on Aug 22, 2023
Dulcie Taylor is a singer and songwriter who put out her first album, Other Side Of The Bed, more than twenty years ago. She has since followed that with several other albums, the most recent being 2018’s Better Part Of Me. In 2021 she released Rediscovered, an EP on which she revisited songs from throughout her career, from that first album through Better Part Of Me. She has now followed that with another EP, Edges Of Silver, which features original material, written or co-written by Dulcie Taylor. Continue reading
Greg Victor| Posted on Aug 4, 2023
Singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor‘s new release, Edges of Silver, is a new five-song EP that is the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 2021 recording, Rediscovered. It’s also an opportunity to appreciate how the usually lyrical Taylor can rock with the best of ’em. Continue reading
Matthew Rowe| Posted on 11/15/2022
While it would be foolish to think they’re the only element of sincere expression in the new single “Soft Place to Fall” by Dulcie Taylor, the string arrangement in the song is perhaps reason enough to give it a close listen this season (alongside its companion video). Creating the right kind of backdrop for a singer of Taylor’s skillset can prove to be a little challenging for producers, but in this instance, every person involved with the conception of “Soft Place to Fall” deserves to get a lot of praise, as this feels like the most complete song this artist has recorded so far.
Though the instrumentation is spot-on and precise, the vocal is always the main focus and definitely the more meticulously designed of the two. Taylor puts so much emphasis on the chorus – more than I would expect, even for a pop song – that there’s no escaping the undertow her vocal harmony creates for the listeners before we’ve even felt the complete climax of the hook in the foreground. She’s calculated here, and in the music video for “Soft Place to Fall,” I think we get an even better idea as to how seriously she takes recording in any capacity or setting.
It’s always nice to hear something refreshing and optimistic when much of the opposite is being amplified over the international airwaves on a daily basis, and in 2022, that’s where a song like “Soft Place to Fall” comes in handy. This is a crossover tune I didn’t even know I needed to make this autumn playlist feel just a bit more satisfying and well-rounded, and if you haven’t already given it a listen for yourself, this October is the time to do so. I’m impressed with Taylor’s ongoing growth, and something tells me others in and outside of her scene will be, too.
Watch the video for ‘Soft Place To Fall’ below.
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Dulcie Taylor Brings Us Down To Earth When We Speak To Her About Her Life, Music, And Latest Single, ‘Soft Place To Fall’
by Lisa Hafey | Posted on 14/10/2022
We were very humbled to recently have the opportunity to interview Dulcie Taylor. Continue reading