A record that will resonate deeply with his audiences, “Time is the River” is the most powerful, ambitious, and cogent release by Byron Taylor yet. A passionate, rhythmically pleasing, and splendid musical mix, the new album was released on June 7th, 2022, and features the very best that the seasoned producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist has to offer.
Having played most of the instruments, sung all of the vocals, and written all of the songs, Byron Taylor delivers an unparalleled grip and allure on all 10 tracks of “Time is the River”. Standing out from his contemporaries and peers with his smooth and charming use of real, organic instruments such as string and brass sections, guitars, keyboards, basses, and drums, Taylor’s new record is a formidable feat.
“I believe in writing good melodies to go along with the music and lyrics and I do not follow trends. I pursue the highest quality in my music. I would love my songs to be considered for future movie and TV soundtracks as well as being interpreted by other artists as well, which would be my highest honor,” says Byron Taylor regarding his music and the road ahead. In fact, one of the songs, “Mister Reeves,” is about the first African American deputy marshal in the Old West and was scored by this classically-trained artist with a real string section. “I would love for this song, in particular, to be in a TV series or movie soundtrack in the near future,” says Byron Taylor.
Counting icons such as the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Sting, and Dan Fogelberg amongst his biggest inspirations, Byron Taylor also remains fascinated by the timeless works of Wagner, Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Dvorak as well as jazz artists such as Miles Davis.
Byron’s newest album follows a musical career that began with his debut album, “Castle of Dreams,” which was released in 2000. Other albums on his admirable slate include the 2006 record, ‘Dreamwalk’, the EP “The Raven Trail,” and two other CDs, “Tales from Worldhaven,” and “The Byron Taylor Songbook”.
Check out Byron Taylor’s new album, “Time is the River” on his official music website as well as on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms! Follow the artist on social media for updates on new releases, and reach out through email for interviews, reviews, and potential radio spots.
A driven, self-produced genius who can play more than a dozen different musical instruments, Byron Taylor is more than just a budding musician. A unique talent, Byron Taylor began singing at the age of three and was on the right track to perfect his pitch and music skills.
Beginning his songwriting at the age of 12 and galvanizing his skill set during his adolescent years, Taylor sang as a lead vocalist for his own Pop group before venturing into solo territory. It was at this time that the artist began to fully actualize his artistic growth by working with Russian maestro Misha Shufutinsky. He also played alongside two well-known artists and musicians in Japan- legendary trumpeter Terumasa Hino, and his son, Kenji Hino who assisted Byron as a peerless bass player. For a brief time at Queens College, the eclectic artist also studied Music Composition and Orchestration with renowned Classical/Opera composer, Thea Musgrave. With his latest CD, “Time is the River,” Taylor plans to continue his musical journey of going down the path of quality, not trends.