Julian Taylor’s latest album The Ridge hopes to bring joy to listeners in this troubling time.
Reminiscing the childhood memories of spending summer at his grandparent’s farm in Maple Ridge, the title track eases the listeners into the album through painting a picture into his wistful past.
Throughout the album, Taylor blends in various elements of acoustic melodies with his signature cinematic storytelling. Taylor’s warm voice and heartfelt lyrics brings the listener on an emotional journey of his upbringing as an indigenous person of colour in a mixed household. The Ridge showcases love is universal in its heartfelt lyrics, combined with the honest nature of the many personally relatable entry points into Taylor’s narrative tales.
Reviewed by Kirsta Cheung