The revelatory ambiguous title of Love's A Dog (October 8) from Kim Taylor is a knowing indicator of the intelligent, socially-aware and razor-sharp songs that make up the acclaimed Cincinnati-based songwriter's fifth album in just over a decade. Working once again with studio partner and multi-instrumentalist Jimi Zhivago, Taylor's first collection of songs since 2010's excellent Little Miracle is an extension of the rootsy folk and dark pop melodies that have defined her recorded works and mesmerizing, intimate live performances. The husky, mournful vocals. The rich, organic instrumental backing. The sweetly turned melodies that easily veer into haunting balladry (the graceful melancholia of "Bleeding Heart") and whip-smart and edgy indie pop (the gently funky, early-Tom Waits-ian title track). Click through below to stream the newly fleshed-out version of "American Child"...
Kim Taylor - "Bleeding Heart" (from Love's A Dog)
Kim Taylor - "American Child" (Darker Remix) (from Love's A Dog)
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