Alexandra Tayara’s new album “Love You Always,” has been stuck in my brain since the first listen. This record is packed with angsty, longing and lovely vocals. There is a tender yet dark vulnerability to her writing, that is punctuated by her mezzo-soprano range. Listeners are quickly drawn into compelling narratives that ebb and flow from light hearted tales of love to longing and loss. The deceptively simple sounding guitar progressions provide a complementary layer to the lyrical framework.
It’s a challenge to place this Denton-Based artist in a single genre. So instead, I’ll say this is a record worthy of a quiet evening on your back porch with a nice bottle of whiskey. If that’s not your thing, go catch one of her live shows and prepare yourself to be transcended to a beautiful mental space. I had the pleasure of hearing her perform at Mulberry Street Cantina in Denton during Thin Line, and was very excited by what I heard.
From tracks like Jenny to Side Chick, you can feel the experiences that have shaped this budding songwriters style. There is a great deal of self-reflection in many of Alexandra’s songs. They are very suggestive of a much older and seasoned songwriter. This young musician seems to have packed many life lessons into just a few short years. “Love You Always” is a solid album from beginning to end. I look forward to seeing this young artist grow and continue to produce beautiful tunes.
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