British pop singer Taura Lamb releases her brand new debut album ‘Revisions’ with a new music video for ‘Love Song’
Taking shape around 10 noughties-nostalgia-oozing R&B tracks, the ‘Revisions’ album is the culmination of Taura’s commitment to releasing a single on the first Friday of every month for the past 10-months.
Taura explains; “It’s about finding out the whole time you’ve been agonising over this person and thinking they could never love you back, they’ve been thinking the exact same thing. It’s like, are you joking?? I could’ve been writing romantic love songs for the last year if we’d just communicated a bit better!”
This commitment has seen the 9 singles in the lead up to this point excite a vast array of music supporters including BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Introducing London, Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, R&B UK, Fresh Finds, and Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Brown Sugar, and New in R&B.
Filmed by Will Warr, most notably known as a videographer for the Royals, his visual genius alongside Taura’s unquestionably iconic taste see’s the video bring to life many widely-adored album covers and of course, her own:
With many creative movements stagnated, Taura began moving as she penned her opening singles, meanwhile, collaborating with producers via Zoom to bring to life her sonic expression. The following 18-months saw the development of these initial building blocks into the full structure upholding the album, which involved refreshing earlier tracks, as well as creating new ones – it was this process that ultimately brought about its title.
Taura says: “Due to the circumstances, ‘Revisions’ became a curation of multiple creative processes. Some of these tracks are updated versions of songs I wrote a long time ago and couldn’t leave behind, some have been written virtually through lockdown, often with producers I still haven’t met in person, and some I had the pleasure of writing whilst sitting in a room with other artists and starting from scratch. All the tracks are tied together through their shared obstructed processes, leading to almost all of them sounding completely different to how they started, going through many ‘revisions’ to get to where they are now.”
The resulting collection of tracks, although finalised outside of lockdown and in a vague level of resumed normality, ‘Revisions’ is still very much a product of the pandemic overall.
Taura adds: “In the end, ‘Revisions’ has 10 different producers involved and many more collaborators, so even though it was not the process I initially imagined, I really feel as though I reached my goal as an artist, and we reached the sound I was striving for as a collective. We created smooth R&B pop music that can be personal and vulnerable and strong and empowering depending on which part of the journey you tune in. As a whole, it’s all about development and growth. It’s about adapting and working with your strengths (which I think is what most people have spent the last few years doing also). Personally, I absolutely love the way I can physically hear the musical growth each track has gone through, and it’s a bit of a reminder that sometimes an unexpected change can result in some good.”
Allying with fellow music artists on the project, James Smith (here), edbl (here), ST LUNA (here), and writers/producers Bit Funk, Chloe Martini, Pearse MacIntyre, Nicky Earl, Jacques Jenkins, 808Charmer, the diversity of co-collaborators illuminates Taura’s sheer versatility as an artist, but also her stern resilience to keep her music moving forward even when the industry she is in is almost forced to a halt.