Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Taylor Scott’s new single “Leaning Tree” from his forthcoming release The Hang, due to be released on August 12. The Hang was produced by Steve Berlin; mixed and mastered by Chris Sorem; and engineered by Loren Dorland at Mighty Fine Studios. The album cover art is by Bad Otis Link.
“Leaning Tree” is Taylor Scott on guitar and vocals; Jon Wirtz on keyboards and background vocals; Patrick McDevitt on bass; Larry Thompson on drums; and Jesse Brooke on percussion. Taylor Scott is on the rise, don’t miss out on his latest album, starting with this song. With a vobrato vocal and the wide open arrangement, you’ll be thinking of your own leaning tree and looking at the stars above with hope in your heart, all the while enjoying the expansive arrangement and the uber hip groove.
“Leaning Tree” is a reference to something you can hold on to that keeps you from falling down. In some ways it’s about when something or someone comes into your life at just the right time to save you from yourself. I love this track for its driving groove and lyrical twists. I absolutely love the organ solo that our keyboardist Jon Wirtz plays after the second verse. It’s spacious, hooky, and funky all at the same time and it really feels like a meaningful statement. That short solo is one of my favorite moments of this record. Our producer, Steve Berlin, really helped to bring out a darker tonality in this song as he often does. I love how moody the track became as it developed. – Taylor Scott
You can pre-order and pre-save the music here: http://orcd.co/leaningtree
Check out our earlier coverage here: Tour Diary: Taylor Scott September-October 2021