American Authors Guitarist Unveils 'Gold & Blue' From Van Bellman Solo Project: Premiere


American Authors guitarist Zac Taylor's solo profession will probably be a sluggish construct moderately than a dash.

"Gold & Blue," premiering completely under, is the second track from Taylor underneath his nom de music as Van Bellman -- a nod to his onetime day job as a bellhop on the Gansevoort Hotel in New York. More of a pop anthem than the darkly ambient first single "I Hate to See You This Way," it's additionally the tip of the proverbial iceberg for what Taylor has deliberate for the long run.

"I'm doing it one after the other so every track is a little bit celebration and might have its personal little highlight on it," explains Taylor, who's accompanying every launch with a music video. He has one other track, the piano-driven ballad "All This Time," that he plans to have out throughout early 2019, with one other 20 or so in movement. "I like writing and recording quite a lot of track after which choosing my favourite three or 4 to provide and end and blend and grasp and put out into the world," he explains. "I like the concept of doing a bunch of three or 4 that go collectively. That's been my plan all alongside, and that is simply the primary stage of the plan."

Like "I Hate to See You This Way," Taylor co-wrote "Gold & Blue" with Kiyo Cato and particularly selected it as a counter to his first single. “That first one was proper in my wheelhouse -- sort of bluesy and soiled and darkish and gritty," Taylor notes. "This one I assumed can be a enjoyable form of flipside of the coin -- extra constructive, optimistic sort of pop vibe. It's acquired an enormous, lovely group refrain sound. It's extra uplifting." And he plans to mine that vary all through his Van Bellman releases. "I've acquired quite a lot of influences," Taylor explains. "I can get down with the St. Vincent. I can get down with some OneRepublic. I can get down with some Robert Johnson recordings from the 1930s. And I'm an enormous Beatles fan. So with (Van Bellman) I'm positively making an attempt to dig in deep with an entire bunch of outdated influences -- and new ones, too."

As for an extended type Van Bellman launch, Taylor is up within the air. "I've gotten some nice recommendation from managers, A&R individuals and different artists they usually all the time say don't put out a full-length till it's a great time to do it,” he says. "People have such a brief consideration span nowadays, for those who put out a 10-song LP lots of people will know the only, perhaps just a few different songs, however then you definately'll have seven or eight songs that may not get as a lot love or consideration, whereas for those who unfold 'em out they'll. For somebody like me, who's new out of the gate, I would like every track to get a great look. If I'm fortunate sufficient to get a deal or get much more momentum going that there's the demand for an LP, I actually have sufficient songs. I'm simply making an attempt to develop my viewers in a wise method."

Taylor intends to make Van Bellman a stay act, too, with plans to be decided. Meanwhile he stays part of American Authors with just a few dates left to play this yr and a brand new album anticipated out throughout 2019. "They present me songs they're engaged on and I present them songs and tasks that I'm engaged on they usually've been very supportive of their new enterprise of mine," Taylor reviews. "Hopefully nice issues will occur with each American Authors and Van Bellman within the new yr."