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 →
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 →
Dulcie Taylor Taps Into Our Own Yearning For A ‘Soft Place To Fall’ With Her Latest Release
by Lisa Hafey | Posted on 26/09/2022
We’ve all felt it during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re all still feeling it now, with Covid still very much a thing, and now the looming cost of living crisis, and wars breaking out all over the world. Continue reading →
“Dulcie Taylor understands the value of sympathy”
About Dulcie Taylor and “Soft Place To Fall”
A fluffy white mattress. A curled-up cat. The play of morning sunlight on a windowpane. The embrace of a friend. We’re attracted to soft things for excellent reasons: this world is a hard place, and comfort and understanding can be difficult to find. One of the best things we can be for those we love is a refuge. Continue reading →
Singer songwriter Dulcie Taylor drops addicting new single “Soft Place to Fall”
by Vents Magazine
August 30, 2022
The Arroyo Grande, California singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor understands the value of sympathy. As her fans know, she’s rocked pretty hard in the past. She’s had tough things to say about interpersonal relationships and our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth. But today, in troubled times, she’s offering us “Soft Place to Fall” — and as the tumultuous summer of 2022 nears its end, who among us could turn that down? Continue reading →
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