Biography: Songs For Late At Night Vol.2 by Gileah Taylor The city of Destin is located in the panhandle of the state of Florida, and it’s best known for its beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, spring breaks and warm weather. It’s an odd location for the melancholy songstress Gileah Taylor to reside, especially considering her latest record Songs For Late At Night Vol. 2 is about as far away from a beach party as you can get.
Gileah describes the album as sci-fi inspired and it’s intentionally sparse with soft ambient textures, which all serve as the perfect base for her distinctive vocal and heart breaking melodies. Lyrically the record is driven by Gileah’s intense interest in the writer and poet George MacDonald, coupled with her day-to-day life experiences. “The idea was to pick up the listener here on earth, have them hold on, and go somewhere other-worldly.” I think it can go without saying that Gileah is a dreamer, and in this collection of songs Gileah reaches out to the listener with the intent of having them join her in these dreams.
Songs was recorded in Fort Walton Beach, FL at Printups Studio with producer Jeremy SH Griffith. While there is a small revolving cast of musicians that make up the band live, Gileah and Jeremy are the sole players on Songs. This helped them to focus first on the song, and then on the album-wide soundscape of space and distance. Stand out tracks on the record include the tripped out, beautifully orchestrated “Tears of A Spirit,” the quirky, piano based ballad “John of the Four Track Heart,” and the intensely personal “Going Home.”