"I've been doing this for so long. Ever since I was 3 I've been writing my songs and I've always loved performing my songs. It's just such a part of who I am," singer-songwriter Maria Taylor
told Baeble when she stopped by for a fun and folky session. And you can tell she's telling the truth - she has
been doing this for a long time. Her debut album, 11:11,
came out in 2005 and since then she has released five more albums including her latest, 2016's In The Next Life.
The album is a slight continuation of Taylor's reflection on life as a mother after giving birth to her children, whom she may have tried touring with when they were only four months old... Now that's
dedication. (And "Up All Night" off of 2013's Something About Knowing
is almost exclusively about that.) However, she also used the newest record as an opportunity to show the world that life, especially as a touring musician, doesn't have to go downhill after becoming a parent - in fact, it will probably get even better.
In addition to "Up All Night," Taylor also performed "Cartoons and Forever Plans," "If Only," and "Pretty Scars," and through her performance, it's clear that she's been doing this since she was 3. The arrangements of each song flowed so well and the melodies came so naturally... It almost sounded as if the songs wrote themselves. Effortless and pure singer-songwriter style lyrics are layered over pretty guitars swirling around in what feels like a dream. When listening to Taylor sing, it's hard not to imagine a lit up gazebo on a summer night, or a perfect picnic in a whimsical field on an autumn morning... When watching our session with Maria Taylor, which comes out tomorrow, her music will take your imagination to beautiful places.