Montreal-based and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Loryn Taggart recently released her single/music video, “The Vow,” a track lifted from her upcoming debut album, arriving this fall.
Talking about “The Vow,” Loryn shares, “I wanted this song to sound like what my positive healing process felt like. When I was grieving, I was really taken care of. I was surrounded by friends; I was close with family. I was always around people who had good hearts and wanted me to get better. I wanted the song to feel just like that.”
Loryn Taggart and Isaac Symonds (Half Moon Run) collaborated during a COVID writing session together. It was there that they co-wrote “The Vow.” Loryn’s intention was to change the name of healing after loss, where music tends to be melancholy; dark, and heavy. She set out to create a piece that was based on the pop-jazz genre she grew up with, music that reminded her of happier times.
Moved by the sound of Tim Baker’s last record Forever Overhead, Loryn recruited producer Marcus Paquin to help bring “The Vow” to life.
At the age of 16, Loryn jumped into the unknown, leaving home and moving to Toronto to pursue her dream of making music. She played with a bar band, followed by performing solo at venues like Horseshoe Tavern, Rivoli, Cameron House, and Le Verre Bouteille. Her talent led to nominations from Canadian Folk Music Awards, the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards, and SoundClash Music Awards.
In 2021, Loryn landed the role of David Bowie in an international tribute tour, followed by performing at Place Des Arts, Canadian Arts Centre, and the Amphitheatre Cogeco.
Opening on luscious flavors of jazz merged with tints of pop, “The Vow” features a contagious rhythm topped by lush, braying brass accents, a sparkling piano, and glowing vocal harmonies. Loryn’s silky, ravishing voice gives the lyrics lighthearted savors, simultaneously bewitching and dripping with expectant tones.
The Kevin De Laval-directed video projects images akin to the music, upbeat and peppered with optimism.
Wonderfully wrought and smoldering with low-slung, bubbly energy, “The Vow” reveals the enormous gifts of Loryn Taggart.