Singer-songwriter Tayla Young has just released her captivating new single With The Fire. The Townsville local cited Julia Stone and Paul Kelly as key influences in her writing style, and it is no surprise – her narrative is vivid and vibrant.

Delicate and carefully crafted, With The Fire builds steadily from its stripped back, folk driven intro, to its fully engrossing, dreamy indie rock finale. Minimalist guitars and drums make way for Tayla’s entrancing vocals, whose relatable tone and storytelling making it impossible to turn away.

“Fireplaces are something you would never find where I’m from, and when I wrote the song I was desperate for the exact opposite of where I was. With the Fire is about being in a long distance relationship and missing the person you love and their family. There’s a bit of self reflection in there as well as to why I left and my struggle with being back in my hometown with my own family,” said Tayla.

It has been a big few months for Tayla – her debut single Southbound, originally recorded in 2016 and posted as an online live-sung video recording, quickly received over 200,000 views, and later skyrocketed up to #16 on the triple j Unearthed Roots charts when she officially released it in April this year. Shortly followed by Crime Of Comparison, an entirely acoustically performed track, the single has cracked over 500,000 streams on Spotify thus far, having been added to their huge global Alone Again and Stations: Heartbreak editorial playlists.

With just a handful of releases, Tayla has shown off her adept talents masterfully and managed to pronounce herself as one of North Queensland’s upcoming songwriters.

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