LISTEN: Loryn Taggart’s “The River” Offers Exuberant Textures & Folk

Loryn Taggart was raised in the prairies from Hungarian roots and moved to Toronto at 16 to pursue a life in music — at 18 she landed a gig playing keyboards and backing vocals with a better-than-usual Toronto-based bar band called CANVAS. That came complete with a cross-Canada on-the-road tour and a SoundClash Music Award nomination.

Following the success of her first solo EP release Irene (February 11, 2020),  Loryn landed an opening slot on renowned Canadian Folk-songwriter Donovan Woods’ solo tour. Now, Loryn is working on her debut full length album set to be released by spring of 2021.

From the first words delivered inTaggart’s new single ‘The River,’ (below) it’s obvious that the artist has a very special and diverse voice. As she croons softly with emotional stability and an inviting delicacy, Taggart’s lyrics are straightforward, poignant, and void of fluff. A string section swirls as a steady and tight rhythm section pulses with restraint and musical maturity, echoing the voices of Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor and Basia Bulat.

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