Soar anyway with Thaylia’s ‘I Can’t Fly’
Each week, we select one artist to feature as our Spotlight Artist. This week we’ve selected THAYLIA.
THAYLIA’s ‘I Can’t Fly’ is a curious track, an acoustic guitar coupled with clear and honest lyrics provides a folksy earnestness. But, as it progresses, massive house synths slowly come in, resulting in quite a large hard-hitting track. It’s a mixbag of influences, it’s complex, and it is absolutely Thaylia.
Thaylia is a singer-songwriter-producer hailing from the red dusty plains of the remote outback, born in Darwin and raised in WA. She’s had quite a journey, self-describing it as, “from Mormonism to lesbianism to veganism and a lifelong struggle with addictions.” It’s an absolute adventure to have undertaken and it has very obviously made an impact on her music.
‘I Can’t Fly’ is just one track off of her three track EP, The Beginning of The End which was recorded over the past two years. Thaylia spent 2015 refining and developing her songwriting and production skills. Venturing into a new sound and direction by expanding her musical palette in learning how to compose and produce for film and television. ‘I Can’t Fly’ is a perfect example of how she has truly strayed from the path of simple music making and is willing to create something unique.
The Beginning of The End is an honest and genre-diverse EP; it’s an experimental blend of influences exploring issues very obviously near and dear to Thaylia. It often sounds ethereal, however the mixture of acoustic instruments over heavy production keeps it grounded. Rest assured, we’ve got our eyes on her.
Words by Lloyd Crackett