Taylor Lally’s new single ‘Round and Round’ brings a melodic bliss of honey sweet choruses in a carousel of hypnotic hums and strums.
The singer from Co. Down has been compared to the likes of Rikki-Lee Jones with the guitar sensibilities of John Martyn. She also strikes a chord with her poignant song writing craft. Dealing with themes of growing up in a changing Northern Ireland and healing from heartache, Taylor Lally wrote the track at the age of 16 and finally got to record it with her band at the start of this year.
The song’s stripped back echoed air also creates the illusion of stumbling into a laidback and intimate mic session. There’s a buzz of bright acoustic jazzy rhythm guitar alongside a crystal clear pop vocal that creates a soulful edge.
When all of this is combined with lyrics that are both nostalgic and hopeful, you can’t help but admire Taylor Lally’s impressive knack for pulling our heartstrings.