Photo by: Lachlan Connor
Sydney’s Taylor B-W is back with a new slice of indie/R&B in ‘In Ur Net’, a fresh and vibrant cut from the artist who has been continuing to grow her body of work over the last year and a half.
When it comes to Taylor’s work, listeners are presented with music they can vibe out to in any club or party setting; while also being served lyricism that is personal, relatable, tackling a full spectrum of emotion.
‘In Ur Net’ continues this tradition for Taylor: it’s a song that presents as a crisp fusion of R&B, Reggaeton and contemporary pop music and beneath, there exists songwriting that pulls the listener in a direction marked by depth and impact.
A song about getting lost in obsession and lust for someone who doesn’t deserve it, ‘In Ur Net’ covers feelings of emotional entrapment and the all-encompassing overwhelming feelings that can come with it. For this project, Taylor worked with producer Liam Quinn at Alexandria’s Ralph Street Studios to get ‘In Ur Net’ just right.
“Like most of my songs, ‘In Ur Net’ is a fun, danceable pop song on face-value, however, behind the shininess, I delve into something deeper. This song is my take on how obsession and desire for someone can transform into delusion and mania.
‘In Ur Net’ is for anyone who has experienced an uncontrollable obsession and lust for someone who they know doesn’t deserve them. It’s like you are stuck in deep water, trying to swim up to the surface, but something keeps sucking you deeper and deeper, giving you tunnel vision.”
Sonically, ‘In Ur Net’ sees Taylor moving into territory where we can hear the likes of Mabel, Dua Lipa and The Weeknd all coexisting; music made with attitude and no fear of blending genre and time with intensely personal narrative perspectives.
For the music video, Taylor worked with filmographer Desmond Hoo around different areas of Sydney’s inner west including Sydney Park and Newtown.
“I came across Desmond Hoo’s work randomly while flicking through Instagram and I reached out to him to see if he would be interested in collaborating on my music video. I sent him a Pinterest mood board and an extensive YouTube playlist with videos that emulated my vision.
Des had a really fresh take on my initial vision, by delving into the sentiment behind my lyrics. He wanted to create an intimate ode to the cataclysm that is love, an anthem for those who get caught in love’s web. With a series of carefully composed frames we feel a claustrophobia between me and my partner – without the camera ever revealing the partner’s face. I’m caught in his orbit, unable to let go.”
Following on from 2021’s ‘I’m So Broke’ and ‘Nunchucks’, Taylor steps up once again as a strong addition to the current wave of Sydney Pop/R&B voices turning heads.
PRAISE FOR TAYLOR B-W
“Taylor’s delivered another belter of a chorus here that has an octopus-like grip on you by the end.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘I’m So Broke’, 2021)
“She has quickly established her penchant for crafting tracks that feel simultaneously dynamic and well thought-out; they’re always bursting at the seams with explosive energy, but never sacrifice musical acumen.”
“Taylor B-W is combining modern electro-pop influences with the nostalgia of ’90s hip hop and R&B to create bouncy, playful tunes that speak to you on both a physical and emotional level.”
Taylor will be performing a special free show as part of Great Southern Nights this April in Newtown – a perfect opportunity to reconnect and catch ‘In Ur Net’ live!
TAYLOR B-W LIVE
Friday 8th April Cooper’s Hotel Newtown