With a lyrical broadsword that cuts straight through the heart, The Singularity, orchestrated by the poetic polymath Julian Shah-Tayler, reveals the soul-wrenching single Bleed. This song profoundly reflects the unending cycle of wealth and power, with the central character personifying materialistic cynicism. Ultimately, its poignant message resonates—amidst the quest for possessions and self-worth, the hunger for genuine connection prevails.
Originally recorded in London and intended for release as lead single from the album “Emptiness Inside,” this song was rediscovered by legendary Toronto promoter/Music lover Ed Sousa and, like the proverbial phoenix, rose from the ashes.
“Bleed was inspired by a meditation on the message from the perfect masters (and possibly encouraged by my home studio location in the converted church in the East End of London in which Reggie Kray was married),” says Shah-Tayler. “It is a contemplation of the cycle of wealth and power. The protagonist is an avatar of materialist cynicism. His conclusion HAS TO be that the need for love and connection outweighs the need for objects and self-regard.”
Watch the video for “Bleed” below:
Julian Shah-Tayler first entered the world in Leeds, England. After receiving his education at Hogwarts (“Truly!” he jests) he went on to complete philosophy studies at York University. Julian relocated to London, embracing the dual roles of singer and songwriter. His classical foundation on the piano harmoniously intertwined with his self-acquired guitar skills. Though early record agreements with Alan McGee remained unfulfilled, Julian found his niche with electroclash group, Whitey, contributing as a co-writer and guitarist. Many of these compositions echoed with the authenticity of his home-based studio.
Julian’s transatlantic move to Los Angeles marked a new chapter, bringing with it fruitful licensing opportunities in American television and cinema.
The luminaries with whom Shah-Tayler has partnered speaks to the breadth of his artistry: from Mike Garson, renowned for his work with David Bowie, to the ethereal Lana Del Rey, the enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix, and others such as Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and Shakespear’s Sister fame. His collaborations span to Wayne Hussey, Beauty In Chaos, David J, Carmine Rojas, Alain Whyte, and Robert Margouleff.
2023 saw him at the helm of producing the Aladdin Sane 50th-anniversary tribute album, “Forget that I’m 50.” Noteworthy guest artists on this venture include Gene Loves Jezebel, Human Drama, and Beck Black.
Beyond music, Julian’s imprint on film and television is also significant. His contributions — whether as a composer, writer, or performer — have graced award-winning productions like Actors On Actors, Clash of The Cover Bands, Plush, and Riot On Redchurch Street.
A testament to his commitment to community, Julian co-initiated the charity Art Angeles, a noble venture to impart musical education to the underserved youth of Watts.
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