Single Review: Tall Shaves' 'Out of Touch'
Tall Shaves are a delightful acoustic formed from two successful singer songwriters Kieran Taylor and Paige Temperley. Knowing them as exceptional individual solo talents, I was very excited to hear what their combined talents might bring, particularly after learning of their success at Hit the North festival and supporting rising star Sam Johnson at Think Tank in January.
‘Out of Touch’ is a beautifully antithetic country song that will ring true for everyone listening to it, with lyrics that grapple with the universal feeling of not knowing where we fit in the world.
We all get older but is that really growing up? Definitely a heavy subject for a track that can equally hold its own as a summer track to lift your spirits and make you grab the day by the horns.
The track does a lovely little trick by starting off with just guitars and then bursting in with full instrumentation, giving the track such an amazing sense of energy and momentum. All the while, there is a great sweetness to the harmonies, a swing to the pounding drums and a rousing chorus of "We all grow up, as if that's supposed to mean much..." that makes me feel like everything is going to be alright.
We've all felt, or are likely going to feel, the same thing.
Oh man, I can imagine a crowd singing along with that chorus, fists in the air, top work Tall Shaves you have a new fan!
Tall Shaves are well and truly on the map in the North East after receiving airplay on BBC Introducing and can be seen busking on Newcastle's Northumberland Street.
With songs this good, we certainly won't be hearing the last of them!
'Out of Touch' will be available on all good streaming sites on the 29th of June, stay up to date with all things Tall Shaves on their social media.