So-Cal pop artist Hayley Taylor released “Falling Hard” just a minute ago. The song is from her forthcoming album, How The Light Gets In, featuring 12 exceptional tracks.
How The Light Gets In is Taylor’s sophomore album, following her debut LP, One Foot In Front of the Other, which was produced by Eric Robinson and Dan Romer, and showcased a who’s who of talent, such as Adrienne Woods (cello), Elliot Jacobson (drums), Bess Rogers (backing vocals), and Chris Kuffner (bass).
Taylor’s music has graced multiple films, TV shows, and commercials: How I Met Your Mother, Pretty Little Liars, Rush, MTV’s Real World, and Royal Pains.
Originally from Michigan, Taylor grew up in Los Angeles, where she began instruction in classical piano when she was four-years-old. Later, while in college, she mastered the guitar, discovering the lure of music. Her creative endeavors also encompass acting and painting.
“Falling Hard” opens on vibrant shimmering colors flowing into a potent rhythm riding crunching syncopated percussion and a fat bass line. Traveling on a gleaming sheen of sinuous textures, infusing the dream-pop melody with luminous hues, the music exudes a mandala of iridescent pigments, sparkling with prismatic washes.
Taylor’s voice, backed by lush, glowing harmonies, projects exquisite timbres on sylph-like tones nuanced with cap-a-pie ethereal surfaces. It’s a tantalizing, elegant voice full of dynamic dimension.
The lyrics reveal the passion and hesitation of new love, going to an extreme and beyond, becoming an alluring announcement of desire.
“We’re falling fast / We’re falling hard / I want it all / And you want it now / Your hot, hot heat’s gonna melt me down / Could we make this last? / Cause I don’t want, I don’t want / I don’t want to be let down / When you throw.”
“Falling Hard” is superb and dazzling, full of glistening cashmere harmonics and the sublimely beautiful voice of Hayley Taylor.